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Carn Mor Dearg

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Carn Mor Dearg may be one of the highest mountains in Britain, but it is completely overshadowed by Ben Nevis. It is the perfect viewpoint from which to admire the Ben's magnificent North Face. Its graceful peak crowns a fine ridge - joined to its great neighbour by the celebrated Carn Mor Dearg arete.

 You have not climbed Carn Mor Dearg.

Region: Fort William

Altitude: 1220 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Ben Nevis via the Carn Mor Dearg Arete

Other routes and challenges

The ascent route given is the fastest. It is possible to climb to the summit ridge direct from the CIC hut, but this is extremely steep and tedious on awkward, loose and broken terrain.

The epic challenge is to combine the Ben and CMD with their neighbours, the Aonachs, to the east. The Lochaber Traverse adds in the Grey Corries as well - although the ground leading from the Sgurr Choinnich Beag bealach up to Stob Coire Bhealaich is very tricky.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Fort William Hotels

Fort William B&B

Fort William Cottages

Lochaber Hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)




Users' walk reports for Carn Mor Dearg

There are 4440 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Carn Mor Dearg. They have contributed 133 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.

Title AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  01/03/2013  38 M2
  09/06/2015  33 M10C1
  22/04/2015  25 M2
  01/04/2018  24 M2
  24/09/2013  24 M2
  30/03/2013  24 M2
  13/06/2014  17 M11
  02/06/2012  17 M2
  09/08/2012  16 M4
  25/03/2012  15 M2
  30/12/2008  13 M2
  27/03/2014  11 M2
  13/01/2014  11 M1
  04/08/2011  11 M2
  19/07/2016  10 M1
  28/07/2016  9 M2
  02/10/2015  9 M2
  25/03/2015  9 M2
  25/11/2014  9 M2
  05/09/2015  8 M8
  08/06/2013  8 M7
  24/08/2015  7 M4
  16/08/2015  7 M2
  23/09/2013  7 M4
  03/06/2012  7 M4
  12/05/2012  7 M2
  01/05/2011  7 M2
  21/10/2016  6 M2
  29/05/2016  6 M7
  02/04/2015  6 M2
  29/06/2014  6 M2
  10/08/2012  6 M6
  17/09/2017  5 M2G1
  22/04/2017  5 M2
  23/06/2016  5 M2
  30/03/2016  5 M2
  09/11/2014  5 M2
  26/07/2014  5 M2
  31/05/2014  5 M2
  09/07/2013  5 M2
  05/04/2013  5 M2
  25/04/2012  5 M2
  08/04/2012  5 M6
  21/09/2017  4 M2
  09/07/2015  4 M4
  20/06/2015  4 M2
  24/08/2013  4 M2
  11/06/2013  4 M1
  14/07/2011  4 M4
  12/09/2009  4 M2
  10/07/2009  4 M2
  01/05/1993  4 M5
  21/06/2015  3 M11
  26/06/2014  3 M2
  08/08/2011  3 M4
  23/07/2011  3 M2
  23/04/2011  3 M8
  11/01/2011  3 M1
  12/07/2010  3 M2
  06/06/2018  2 M2
  27/05/2018  2 M2
  02/09/2017  2 M2
  28/05/2016  2 M2
  26/08/2014  2 M2
  21/06/2014  2 M2
  28/05/2014  2 M5
  31/08/2013  2 M2
  13/06/2013  2 M1
  27/02/2013  2 M1
  06/10/2012  2 M2
  04/03/2012  2 M2
  06/11/2011  2 M2
  02/05/2011  2 M2
  19/03/2011  2 M2
  16/06/2018  1 M2
  16/10/2015  1 M2
  09/09/2015  1 M2
  08/04/2015  1 M2
  22/10/2013  1 M2
  10/08/2013  1 M2
  20/10/2012  1 M2
  23/07/2012  1 M2
  19/07/2012  1 M2
  19/07/2012  1 M2
  08/07/2012  1 M1
  20/06/2012  1 M2
  02/06/2012  1 M2
  26/05/2012  1 M2
  05/05/2012  1 M1
  15/04/2012  1 M2
  30/07/2011  1 M2
  24/07/2011  1 M2
  12/06/2011  1 M2
  31/05/2011  1 M2
  10/03/2010  1 M2
  17/10/2009  1 M2
  08/06/2018  0 M2
  02/09/2017  0 M4
  11/06/2017  0 M1
  20/05/2016  0 M2
  15/08/2015  0 M2
  06/07/2015  0 M2
  04/07/2015  0 M2
  28/08/2014  0 M2
  29/05/2014  0 M2
  26/05/2014  0 M1
  10/05/2014  0 M2
  03/05/2014  0 M2
  20/10/2013  0 M1
  30/09/2013  0 M2
  22/06/2013  0 M8
  21/09/2012  0 M2
  11/08/2012  0 M2
  28/04/2012  0 M2
  14/01/2012  0 M2
  03/09/2011  0 M2
  09/08/2011  0 M2
  17/06/2011  0 M2
  01/05/2011  0 M2
  01/05/2011  0 M2
  30/04/2011  0 M2
  26/04/2011  0 M3
  21/09/2010  0 M9
  12/09/2010  0 M1
  14/08/2010  0 M2
  15/06/2010  0 M2
  25/05/2010  0 M2
  21/10/2009  0 M2
  02/09/2009  0 M2
  27/08/2009  0 M2
  26/06/2009  0 M2
  24/07/2005  0 M2
  20/06/1991  0 M4

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