Ben Nevis horseshoe to reach the highest peak in the UK and take in Carn Mor Dearg munro number 9 on the way. The route is a refreshing change if you've only climbed the tallest mountain by the Ben Nevis Tourist Route as it's away from the crowds at least until you reach the summit. The path vanishes on the higher rocky slopes and navigation can be problematic. This route does true justice to Britains highest peak where the tourist route fails.]]> 35 Trail Head 200 Waypoint 300 Dot 400 Dot 540 Dot 550 Dot 600 CIC hut ]]> Waypoint 600 Dot 590 Dot 600 Dot 590 Dot 580 Waypoint 520 Waypoint 1000 Waypoint 1100 Dot 1179 Carn Mor Dearg. Usually climbed on the Ben Nevis horseshoe circuit. It's sharp grassy ridge between Carn Dearg Meadhonach and Carn Mor Dearg.]]> Waypoint 1170 Dot 1220 Summit 1120 Waypoint 1110 Dot 1030 Waypoint 1070 Dot 1120 Waypoint 1200 Waypoint 1344 Carn Mor Dearg forms a great horseshoe which faces north-westerly to the west coast rising dramatically from sea-level from the shores of Loch Linnhe. . It's probably best seen from polldubh cottage where you get a glimse of it's rugged southern slopes. To view the magnificence Corn n Ciste cliffs which are hidden from the average walker the best place is from Corpach accross Loch Linnhe. Ben Nevis also has the reputation for being cloud covered for much as 300 days a year so for a clear day success is more likely in April / May / June. The 'Ben' as it's affectionately known is quite an isolated mountain with its southern & western slopes dropping at an angle of 35 degres into Glen Nevis some 1200m producing the longest continuous slope in the UK. The eastern & northern sides both drop interrupted for 700m forming some of the highest cliffs (700m) in the UK only a thin ridge sweeping eastwards then northwards onto Carn Mor Dearg offers any access on these flanks to the walker. The eastern & northern flanks of Ben Nevis does however boast some of the best scrambles, rock climbs & ice climbs in the British Isles. Usual access onto the summit is from Glen Nevis from where a pony track zig-zags up-to the summit point. This approach is very busy and also hides all the graduer of the mountain it does however get you to the summit quickly. Alternatively access to the summit can be had by again from Glen Nevis by following the Mountain Track as far as Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe and then forking left away from the crowds this will then take you to Ben Nevis via the Carn Mor Dearg Arete which is quite a serious walk. On a fine clear day the view ranges from Ben Lomond the most southern munro, The Torridon Hills in the north west, Lochnagar in The Cairngorms and Barra Head in the Outer Hebrides. On exceptionally clear days, Ireland can just be seen which is almost 200 kilometres (125 miles) away. ]]> Summit 1340 Waypoint 1310 Waypoint 1210 Dot 1180 Dot 1150 Dot 1110 Dot 1050 Dot 1000 Dot 930 Dot 890 Dot 820 Dot 750 Dot 700 Dot 700 Waypoint 620 Dot 600 Waypoint 550 Dot 540 Dot 400 Dot 300 Dot 200 Dot 35 Dot 35 Trail Head 200 Waypoint 300 Dot 400 Dot 540 Dot 550 Dot 600 CIC hut ]]> Waypoint 600 Dot 590 Dot 600 Dot 590 Dot 580 Waypoint 520 Waypoint 1000 Waypoint 1100 Dot 1179 Carn Mor Dearg. Usually climbed on the Ben Nevis horseshoe circuit. It's sharp grassy ridge between Carn Dearg Meadhonach and Carn Mor Dearg.]]> Waypoint 1170 Dot 1220 Summit 1120 Waypoint 1110 Dot 1030 Waypoint 1070 Dot 1120 Waypoint 1200 Waypoint 1344 Carn Mor Dearg forms a great horseshoe which faces north-westerly to the west coast rising dramatically from sea-level from the shores of Loch Linnhe. . It's probably best seen from polldubh cottage where you get a glimse of it's rugged southern slopes. To view the magnificence Corn n Ciste cliffs which are hidden from the average walker the best place is from Corpach accross Loch Linnhe. Ben Nevis also has the reputation for being cloud covered for much as 300 days a year so for a clear day success is more likely in April / May / June. The 'Ben' as it's affectionately known is quite an isolated mountain with its southern & western slopes dropping at an angle of 35 degres into Glen Nevis some 1200m producing the longest continuous slope in the UK. The eastern & northern sides both drop interrupted for 700m forming some of the highest cliffs (700m) in the UK only a thin ridge sweeping eastwards then northwards onto Carn Mor Dearg offers any access on these flanks to the walker. The eastern & northern flanks of Ben Nevis does however boast some of the best scrambles, rock climbs & ice climbs in the British Isles. Usual access onto the summit is from Glen Nevis from where a pony track zig-zags up-to the summit point. This approach is very busy and also hides all the graduer of the mountain it does however get you to the summit quickly. Alternatively access to the summit can be had by again from Glen Nevis by following the Mountain Track as far as Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe and then forking left away from the crowds this will then take you to Ben Nevis via the Carn Mor Dearg Arete which is quite a serious walk. On a fine clear day the view ranges from Ben Lomond the most southern munro, The Torridon Hills in the north west, Lochnagar in The Cairngorms and Barra Head in the Outer Hebrides. On exceptionally clear days, Ireland can just be seen which is almost 200 kilometres (125 miles) away. ]]> Summit 1340 Waypoint 1310 Waypoint 1210 Dot 1180 Dot 1150 Dot 1110 Dot 1050 Dot 1000 Dot 930 Dot 890 Dot 820 Dot 750 Dot 700 Dot 700 Waypoint 620 Dot 600 Waypoint 550 Dot 540 Dot 400 Dot 300 Dot 200 Dot 35 Dot