Ben Nevis via Ledge Route & Carn Mor Dearg arête

Above Fort William mighty Ben Nevis dominates the view. At well over 4,000ft high, this mountain is the highest in the land.

Most people take the 'tourist path' to Ben Nevis's summit and never see the dramatic north face of the mountain which delights rock-scramblers and challenges climbers. Nearby, Carn Mor Dearg another 4,000ft plus mountain is linked to Ben Nevis via the narrow curving crest of the Carn Mor Dearg arête.

At a glance


  • A day hiking away from the tourist tracks and into the heart of Coire Leis below Ben Nevis's vast north face.
  • Clamber up 'Ledge Route' and 'Carn Mor Dearg arête', summer Grade 1 rock-scrambles.
  • Reach superb vantage points from where vast views can be savoured.
  • Bag the 2 Munros of Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg.
  • Improve your rock-scrambling skills on two of Scotland's finest scrambling routes.
  • Join a small group led by an experienced leader who knows the 'Ben' extremely well.


Dates and booking

DateCostAvailability
8 Jul£951 place left
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16 Sep£95Places available
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General info


This event is a guided hill-hiking and rock-scrambling day up Ben Nevis via the Carn Mor Dearg arête and Ledge Route with one of our experienced and qualified leaders.

Your guide will know the mountains and routes well and will also be able to give you insight into the flora, fauna and geology.

The weather here can be changeable at any time of year, this should not affect the summits we are aiming for, but could possibly involve route alterations to get there.

Our maximum guide to client ratio on this event is 1:4.




Outline of trip


Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg

Guided hike and scramble up Ben Nevis via 'Ledge Route' and the Carn Mor Dearg arête.

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Trip photos


On the Carn Mor Dearg arête in summer
On the summit of Ben Nevis
Heading up Ledge Route
On Carn Mor Dearg, looking to Ben Nevis north face
On the Carn Mor Dearg arête in winter
Looking up Ledge Route


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