Ben Nevis & Carn Mor Dearg

Summary for Ben Nevis & Carn Mor Dearg

Ben Nevis & Carn Mor Dearg is a route in “The ” region / range which is located in the area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a mainly circular route but there are parts where you need to retrace your footsteps

Sunrise 5:56 am
Sunset 8:52 pm
14 hours 56 minutes(s) daylight
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The Ben Nevis Horseshoe Circuit

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Route points for Ben Nevis & Carn Mor Dearg

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN12547282134° SE1.13 (1.13)Start from Parking at Nlen Nevis Visitor center in Glen Nevis
NN13327199104° ESE0.26 (1.39)Climb the tourist path zig zaging up
NN1453723221° NNE0.26 (1.65)Take the left fork which is the main path leading to the CIC hut
NN1551729580° E0.56 (2.21)Drop down heather slopes to "Allt a'Mhuilinn"
NN1607730283° E0.95 (3.16)Cross the "Allt a'Mhuilinn" and then climb heathery slopes upto the main ridge
NN17027308116° ESE0.33 (3.49)Once on the ridge stay on it's crest onto "Carn Dearg Meadhonach"
NN176726197° SSW0.25 (3.74)Carn Mor Dearg - Carn Dearg Meadhonach
NN17567241143° SE0.33 (4.07)
NN177721205° SSW0.28 (4.35)The summit Carn Mor Dearg - 1220 ( metres)
NN17617189169° S0.29 (4.64)Descend along this narrow rocky ridge know as the Carn Mor Dearg arete
NN17497134225° SW0.32 (4.96)From a col head over onto another col & then onto the southern ridge of The Ben
NN17117102275° W0.25 (5.21)Continue up the south ridge of Ben Nevis
NN16867105308° NW0.29 (5.5)Ascend onto the summit of Ben Nevis
NN166712252° WSW0.15 (5.65)The summit Ben Nevis - 1344 ( metres)
NN16507120272° W0.29 (5.94)Do not navigate direct to descent path as there's a gully
NN16217123258° WSW0.49 (6.43)Continue to descend over boulder ridden path
NN14687186354° N0.54 (6.97)Pass a small stream
NN14537232233° SW0.43 (7.4)Return back down the path to the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre
Munros covered on Ben Nevis & Carn Mor Dearg
Order Height Munrosort icon Meaning Pronunciation
1 1344 Ben Nevis Possibly - Cloudy hill Ben Nevis
9 1220 Carn Mor Dearg Large red cairn like peak Karn More Jerrack