Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg Arete
Book your own Private Guide for this classic route to the summit of Ben Nevis. Dramatic views for much of the day as we see a rather different side to Britain's highest mountain. A good head for heights is a requirement and a good level of fitness. The walk is long and strenuous and should take around 10hrs. The walk is around 17km/11miles with 1500m of ascent. Our route takes us from the North Face Car Park at Torlundy ,just outside Fort William. On a steep but good path to begin with we wind our way up through the forest plantations. Once we clear the tree line the views start to open up and there are fantastic views of the North face,the Carn Mor Dearg Arete and out West to Loch Eil. Following the Allt a Mhuilinn for a short distance we cut up the hillside on a rough boggy path. Gaining the rockier wide ridge that leads to the summit of Carn Mor Dearg we will have fine views of neighbouring giants Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag. Reaching the summit of Carn Mor Dearg the arete appears in its full glory for the first time. There may be a little nerves as we start on the narrow arete but they will soon fade as we clamber over rocks and large boulders enjoying our fantastic situation. The last uphill of the day is tough as we clamber over more large boulders but our views out over the Mamore's,Steall Fall's and out to the vast horizons of Rannoch should help take your mind off the ascent. We soon reach the top of Ben Nevis and from there we head down the most popular route the Mountain Track. Splitting off at the Halfway Lochan we head down and over rough bog and moorland to reach our starting point.2017 dates now available for booking.
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