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The highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis certainly attracts the crowds, with hordes of trippers toiling up the long and punishing stony ascent to the summit in the summer months. The North Face, on the other hand, presents a very different prospect, its towering precipices and narrow gullies making up one of the most celebrated rock and ice climbing arenas in the country.
Region: Fort William
Altitude: 1345 metres
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Detailed route description and map
Other routes and challenges
There is a challenging scrambling route up the North Face - the Ledge Route - for summer scramblers - detailed in some walk reports by users below. Tower Ridge - also included in walk reports - is a classic rock-climb, graded Difficult in summer.
Walker-friendly accommodation in the area
Users' walk reports for Càrn Dearg (SW)
There are 24085 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Ben Nevis. They have contributed 316 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.