Ben Nevis via the CMD Arete

Fort William, UK
Group size
1 - 6 people
Experience level
1 day
10 miles
Reach the summit of Ben Nevis via the Carn Mor Dearg (CMD) Arete A Grade 1 scrambling route - whilst the route follows a ridge line it is relatively wide. As such there are only a few places where it may be necessary to use your hands.

About the trip

Starting from the North Face car park, once we've walked up through Leanachan Forest and got our first views of the stunning North Face of Ben Nevis we soon head over to the ridge under the watchful eye of the first summit, Carn Beag Dearg.

Just over 1.5km along the ridge and the first Munro of the day, Carn Mor Dearg, is reached affording fantastic views over to Ben Nevis and it's North Face on the west side and the bulk of Aonach Mor and it's higher neighbour, Aonach Beag, to the east.

The highlight of the day, the CMD Arete itself, beckons us on heading south at first before curving around to the west and rising up the south east side of The Ben, culminating in the summit plateau and summit cairn.


Not included

Personal clothing including waterproofs
food and drink
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