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Thursday, 24th April 2014

Carn Mor Dearg Arête – Ben Nevis the hard way!

Meet at North Face Car Park
Fort William

Tel: 01397 772466

Carn Mor Dearg Arête – Ben Nevis the hard way!


A very simple scramble but with continuously exposed rock steps, the CMD Arête is one of the best routes to climb Ben Nevis. Starting from Torlundy North Face car park, the route will take about 9 hours, climbs two munros and gives spectacular views of the North Face of Ben Nevis.

Scrambling on broken and rocky ground requires a good head for heights and a hands on approach to walking.

Meet at North Face Car Park, Torlundy

Tuesdays between the 7th of May 2013 and the 24th of September 2013

Starts at 08:30Hrs and ends at 17:30Hrs

Price £80 per person



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Open All Year

What's Nearby

Please note that the distances stated below are approximate and are calculated as the crow flies. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you check your route before you travel.

Attractions nearby

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Activities nearby

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Accommodation nearby

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