Carn Mor Dearg Arete** I
[Carn Mor Dearg Arete with a cloudless summit of Ben Nevis., 1 kb]More of a winter walk than a climb but still a great day out with ya spikey feet on

Ticklists: Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey.

Photo: Carn Mor Dearg Arete with a cloudless summit of Ben Nevis. © Nick_Merriman
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This climb is in 320 logbooks, and on 23 wishlists.

David Woods - Solo - 21/Mar/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/15

From the CIC hut we acceded direct to the CMD Summit, over the Arete and onto Ben Nevis. The snow was soft and the weather was red hot.
Richiewild - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/15 with Stephen O'Neil.

Hidden - Solo - 18/Mar/15

MJAS82 - 18/Mar/15

Hidden - 17/Mar/15

Hidden - 17/Mar/15

Via Nevis Range gondola, Carn Dearg Meadhonach east ridge and onwards to Ben Nevis.
andrewmcleod - Solo - 16/Mar/15 with Ed Walker

Liam Ingram - 15/Mar/15 with Catrin Nichols

catrin289 - Solo - 15/Mar/15 with Liam Ingram

Victor Ivanov - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/15

Sam1729 - Solo - 14/Mar/15

alexmcmillan - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/15 with EUMC

Saw a brocken spectre. As good as it gets on a beautiful day.
Pete Pozman - Solo rpt - 14/Mar/15 with John Byrne, Pete Crosby

Beautiful weather. Started at North Face. Descended via tourist trail.
gavinpeach - 14/Mar/15 with Chris Hough

Great conditions
Pete Pozman - Solo rpt - 14/Mar/15 with John Byrne, Pete Crosby

Hidden - Solo - Mar/15

eoinb - Solo - Mar/15

In cloud and deep powder. Easier than striding edge.
Tom.Priestley - Solo O/S - 25/Feb/15

Hidden - Solo - 21/Feb/15

Foghbags - Solo - 20/Feb/15

Hidden - Solo - 14/Feb/15

Finn Curry - Solo - 13/Feb/15

Phill_ Thompson - Solo - 08/Feb/15

In descent. Excellent conditions.
Mr Fuller - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Andy Basford, Katie McKay

Hidden - Solo - 08/Feb/15

Perfect conditions with a cloud free summit on Ben Nevis! Absolutely fantastic views!
Nick_Merriman - Solo - 07/Feb/15 with Climber Drummer

Fantastic views, clear day - amazing route!
blue_sundown - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Adam M

Tim Harper - Solo - 07/Feb/15

ross brinson - Solo - 24/Jan/15 with Chris Clifford

amazing conditions and my first summit of the ben
Matt Schwarz - Solo O/S - 21/Jan/15

FionaNicholson - 17/Jan/15

Blustery but good fun. Turned for home at the col and headed down coire leis
arose - Solo - 06/Jan/15 with Joe Smith

10h of bad ass job
bazilikiukas - 03/Jan/15 with Mary, Oliver skeoch

plain kitten - 2015

Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/14 with Simon Preuss

Simon Preuss - Dec/14

luckyjim - AltLd - 05/Nov/14 with E Parton

Chris Huntington - Solo O/S - 01/Nov/14

Hidden - 14/Jun/14

Hidden - 30/May/14

cpforbes - Solo O/S - 19/Apr/14

Great winter conditions. Sunny day throughout the traverse and had the CMD Arete to myself.
Richiewild - Solo - 19/Apr/14

Gudge - Solo rpt - 18/Apr/14

Hidden - Solo - 18/Apr/14

prwalker - 18/Apr/14 with wupert

Great fun
Jack Whiteley - 11/Apr/14 with Sarah

May be more of a winter walk with spikey feet on but still gnarly-est thing i've ever done-amazing fun!
ssnow157 - 11/Apr/14 with Jack

Adamski1986 - Apr/14

Hidden - Solo - 23/Mar/14

Hidden - Solo - 22/Mar/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Mar/14

After minus 3 and NEB
climber34neil - 10/Mar/14

boyson - Solo - 05/Mar/14

Great condition, mostly neve on the arete, and slopes up to the summit were wind scoured and icy.
alastairbegley - Solo - 01/Mar/14

glorious day in sunshine, neve and blue skies. fantastically shaped snow arete. concentrated the mind.
somethingelse - 2nd - Mar/14 with Jim

Jim Brownlow - 18/Feb/14 with Jodie Wood

gav - Solo - 16/Feb/14 with Anna, Katie, Miles

Cable car upto 600 meters then into the snow! pretty breezy and avalanche conditions considerable/high although looking at the conditions there it was not that bad. the ridge route was pretty busy (20 people on it!) but its a stunning route to do! last pull upto Ben summit took it out of several of the group - sun and reasonably calm conditions on the summit, lonnnng drag back through the forest once off the mountain. Deffo must come back and do this again!
doughobbs - 07/Feb/14 with Johnny (Cloggies), Matt (Cloggies), Jacki (Cloggies), Old Dave (Cloggies), Christine (Cloggies), Ross Morton (Cloggies), Chris Cope (Cloggies), Mo Walker (Cloggies)

MoWalker3 - 07/Feb/14

Hidden - Solo - 03/Jan/14

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - 2014

cas smerdon - Solo - 30/Dec/13 with Mark S

Nath93 - Solo - 24/Nov/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Nov/13

Moved together, topped out in dark. Started from Ben Nevis end, impressive route
alexei.nicholas - AltLd - 23/Nov/13 with partz, James davis

Dark. Good ridge though!
partz - AltLd O/S - 23/Nov/13 with James Davis, Alexei Nicholas

Hidden - 23/Nov/13

Hidden - 23/Nov/13

JackM92 - Solo - 08/Nov/13

Hidden - Solo - Nov/13

nice arete, aweful weather
gazj1986 - 26/Oct/13

Hidden - 28/Sep/13

Beautiful clear day, mist lifting off the summit of Ben Nevis at around 4pm. lots of rests to take photos, fairly easy walk. 10hrs completion. returned via the Nevis tourist route. Nice scramble up to the summit of CMD heading straight up the ridge from the mountain hut.
Yasmin Loraine - 27/Jun/13

After east ridge of thingy
arduff - Solo - 06/Apr/13

stev1e.wilso - Solo - 31/Mar/13 with Tom

Tim Rodgers - Solo - 30/Mar/13 with Davey Briggs

allyrocke - Solo O/S - 17/Mar/13 with Emma Tivey, Max Scherer, Alex Toomey

Hidden - 13/Mar/13

Michael Lewis - 04/Mar/13

James90 - 02/Mar/13

pzkeeper - 26/Feb/13 with Pete B, Richard B, Paul S

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/13

augustus trout - Lead - 25/Feb/13 with Gareth Williams

dan_the_dingo - Solo - 24/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo - 24/Feb/13

cat22 - 23/Feb/13 with Mike

bigredsquirrel - Solo O/S - 22/Feb/13 with Liz Smith

Dustin - Solo - 22/Feb/13

Hidden - 18/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo - 18/Feb/13

WMC mass assault
uncontrollable - 17/Feb/13

S-N. Thick cloud boiling over the ridge, giving Brocken Spectres.
Monkey_Alan - Solo - 17/Feb/13 with Wessex MC

tomshanti - Solo rpt - 17/Feb/13

TomGB - Solo O/S - 17/Feb/13

Descent from Ben Nevis after Ledge Route
tomshanti - Solo rpt - 15/Feb/13

lcullum7 - Solo O/S - 09/Feb/13 with Joe Rudin, Olivia Neal, Greta Ferloni

chris687 - Solo O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Gareth Steel

Hidden - Solo - 02/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo - 02/Feb/13

jon22 - Solo - 02/Feb/13

Hidden - 01/Feb/13

Chris dyer - Solo O/S - Feb/13 with Tom Moores, Jack pile, Josh sims, Sam Hackney

Hidden - Lead dnf - 24/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo - 23/Jan/13

IJHunt - Solo O/S - 10/Jan/13 with Fiona

Ady Gray - 2013

Hidden - 2013

lou_rankine - Solo - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - Solo - 24/Dec/12

stafford101 - 18/Dec/12

Hidden - Solo RP - 12/Dec/12

Steve Wakeford - Solo - 12/Dec/12

Hidden - Solo - 11/Dec/12

Dan 85 - Solo O/S - 04/Dec/12 with Tim

Didn't bother with crampons as it was just fresh powder on rock but pretty wintery. A few glimpses of the Ben through gaps in the mist.
Captain Solo - Solo rpt - 01/Dec/12

SianR - Solo - 01/Dec/12 with Caroline

Via corrie Giubhsachan onto the summit of Ben Nevis. Big day out
connor - Solo - Dec/12

SianR - Solo - 24/Nov/12 with Emma & Rich

Sliabh1982 - Solo O/S - Nov/12

Hidden - Solo - 28/Apr/12

Hidden - Solo - 28/Apr/12

Hidden - 12/Apr/12

RedFive - 24/Mar/12

jshields - Solo - 17/Mar/12 with Ed James

Continued with arete after ascent of no 4 gully to gain plateau, enjoyable day if not misty and strong winds. All snow on the arete had blown off due to strong westerlies and a thaw.
thomas - Solo - 10/Mar/12 with Phil Burling

jdgaventa - Solo - 15/Feb/12

ilch - 14/Feb/12 with michael aylen, Ben

Hidden - 14/Feb/12

simonward - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/12

Blue sky!
epic ed - Solo - 03/Feb/12 with Greg, John Barrett, Ben M

jonesieboy - Solo - Feb/12

Jones_88 - Solo - 27/Jan/12

Great day out.
Simnel - Solo - 27/Jan/12 with Mark, Alan, Tony S

Anthony1 - Solo - 27/Jan/12 with Mark D, Alan, John L

Hidden - Solo - 16/Jan/12

mikemartin - Solo - 15/Jan/12

sleeplessjb - Solo O/S - 09/Jan/12

cbeard - 01/Jan/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Jan/12

Hidden - Lead - Jan/12

centurion05 - 2012

goatee - Solo - 2012

Patzl - 2012

Narked4fun - 2012

Meinertzhagen - 18/Dec/11

Tony Hy - 03/Sep/11 with Tony, Ian

adam clarke - 14/May/11 with James Hulme, Hannah Hulme Hunter

Very windy above 3000ft with occasional blizzards. Started raining on descent - p**s wet through when reached NF carpark
cubehead - Solo - 20/Mar/11

TNF car park to summit of Carn Mor Dearg through heavy lyning snow but on the most beautiful sunny winters day. visibility - the whole of Scotland! lunch on the arete. ben nevis summit then return via half way lochan. 10 hr round trip.
stratandrew - Solo - 16/Mar/11 with Katharine Bagshaw

Hidden - Solo - 05/Mar/11

Hidden - Solo - 23/Feb/11

Descent after doing Tower Ridge, a very good choice provided sufficient time
johannes - Solo O/S - 12/Feb/11

scatface - Solo - 10/Feb/11 with pepette

Hidden - Solo - 10/Feb/11

waiting for snow - Solo - Feb/11

Descent after Tower Ridge and finding friends at the summit, sat in the sun watching the Mamores for a bit
Thoms6974 - Solo O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Syris, Dave S, Emma, Ross

In descent
riven - Solo O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Ollie Kenyon

richie88 - 25/Jan/11

Hidden - Solo - 23/Jan/11

Smithy Smith - Solo O/S - 09/Jan/11

iwebster59017 - Solo O/S - 09/Jan/11 with Mike Smith

Stuzz - Solo rpt - 09/Jan/11 with Nick

colenn - Solo rpt - 02/Jan/11 with Rob Noone, Peter Britton

stafford101 - 02/Jan/11

Hidden - Solo - 02/Jan/11

Clay C - Solo O/S - 02/Jan/11 with Harry K

nich0las - Solo - 01/Jan/11

aneate - Jan/11

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2011

isi_o - 2011

Hidden - 30/Dec/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Dec/10

Hidden - Solo - 29/Dec/10

trev_f - 15/Dec/10

xusa - Solo - 13/Dec/10 with Gareth Borthwick

Hidden - Solo - 05/Dec/10

Drew M - Solo - Dec/10 with Fred Lyon

Really bad weather, had to navigate to and from the summit of CMD and Ben Nevis
connor - Solo - Dec/10

Hidden - Solo - 27/Nov/10

Very deep powdery snow and white out conditions. A long and rewarding day out.
CMCM - Solo O/S - Nov/10

storky - 23/Oct/10

scallan022 - Solo dnf - 21/Oct/10 with scottie390

Hidden - 29/Aug/10

carpguru - Solo - 20/Apr/10

Smelly Fox - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/10

jonnie3430 - Solo - 14/Apr/10

Hidden - Solo - 14/Apr/10

Nordic - Solo - 04/Apr/10

In perfect conditions, plenty of snow coverage gave that classic Alpine look and feel. Not that hard, but had to be careful at times all the same.
blackpoolrock - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Yes

Craig Geddes - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Ellie Ames

plenty of snow, made it easier than in summer, no actual climbing involved but still a 3 star ridge with some exposure.
Webster - Solo - 04/Apr/10

Lawrie Brand - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/10 with John Chivall

Pat-H - Solo O/S - Apr/10

jac00 - Solo - 15/Mar/10 with Tom

Hidden - 10/Mar/10

Beautiful day, narrow but well-tracked snow ridge. Completed the circuit from the Ben after ascent of Green Gully
johnjb - Solo - 08/Mar/10

tomtom89 - Solo - Mar/10 with Jack

Hidden - Solo - 23/Feb/10

No cloud or wind. Just sunshine and snow minus 10 degrees. perfect
Mayaculpa - Solo - 22/Feb/10

Liam Martin - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Gary Brumwell, Daniel Sutherland

Daniel Sutherland - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/10

gazb - Solo - 20/Feb/10 with daniel sutherland, liam martin

deep soft snow
andy tetsill - Solo - 16/Feb/10

Adam T - 13/Feb/10 with Rob

Hidden - Feb/10

Hidden - Solo - 30/Jan/10

Calder - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Mike

asmith37 - Solo O/S - 26/Jan/10 with Matt Todd

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Jan/10

EUHWC Burns Weekend, not great views but good snow, very easy.
fall-line - 23/Jan/10

Glyn - Solo O/S - 09/Jan/10 with Amy

Lovely conditions.
tsl42 - Solo O/S - 07/Jan/10 with Francis Casson

Hard to think of a better way to spend New Years day. Good weather was mostly had. I did vote for bailing at one point but fortunately Burncool and Drop Out are made of sterner stuff.
freemanTom - 01/Jan/10 with Ben, Burncool

Hidden - 2010

jfmchivall - Solo - 2010 with Lawrie Brand

hikerman - 2010

Great day in perfect snowy conditions. Spindrift a bit annoying.
Fiona Reid - Solo - 29/Dec/09 with Mike

An enjoyable wander.
prog99 - Solo - 29/Dec/09 with Fiona

stewdickson - 12/Dec/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Dec/09

great conditions, loads of snow, long day,
jimmac - Solo - 03/Dec/09 with dion lannen

I have been less scared in my life but the views were amazing
rclarke - 28/Nov/09 with Dave Brigham

dj_brigham05 - 28/Nov/09 with Rich Clarke

Near-perfect conditions. A stunning mountain day.
Only a hill - Solo rpt - 08/Nov/09 with Isi Oakley

Hidden - Solo - 11/Jul/09

Hidden - Solo - 08/Jul/09

Hidden - Solo - 11/Jun/09

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jun/09

Hidden - Solo - Jun/09

Hidden - 18/May/09

A beautiful day. Everything I had always hoped it would be.
Only a hill - Solo O/S - 11/May/09

Nille - Solo O/S - 09/May/09

Will Smith - 12/Apr/09 with Rob, Matt, Carmen, Simon

Deep snow made this a hard slog but worth it to get the fantastic views.
Patrick803 - Solo - 10/Mar/09 with Jamie Hageman

Hidden - Lead - 26/Feb/09

getting up to it from Coire Leis was hard work! Went to Carn mor Dearg rather than up to Ben Nevis.
the colonel - Solo O/S - 15/Feb/09

Nicos - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/09 with rich howels

Grim Miserable Scottish weather. Welcome break in the summit shelter. Back after dark due to late start. All in all a good day out.
Richard Holowka - Solo - Feb/09

jasoncash - Solo O/S - Feb/09 with Andy Cash

great day - said hello to Simon, down in Glen Nevis..
Timo Austino - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/09 with Nats

Verglassed descent from The Ben
texuspete - Solo O/S - 02/Jan/09

Hoyes - Solo O/S - 02/Jan/09 with Andrea L, Rachel B

Hidden - Solo - Jan/09

Ross McGibbon - 2009

rossn - 2009

Great winter walk, amazing views with the temperature inversion, a top day out!
Hexman - Solo - 31/Dec/08 with Hannah and Rich Isbister

Descent route from summit to CMD & then down. Perfect day.
KeithW - Solo O/S - 31/Dec/08

Bisteris - 31/Dec/08 with Hannah Jenkins, Rhys Jenkins

Jonny M - Solo O/S - 28/Dec/08 with Helen Tsai

GiveHerHelen - Solo O/S - 28/Dec/08 with Jon Moulding

Topped out on to the Ben in the best Inversion I have seen.
joeydurkin - Solo - 26/Dec/08 with Dave Gleave

Erik_M - Solo O/S - 08/Nov/08

ed woods - Solo - 01/Nov/08 with Dad

FrankW - Solo - 01/Nov/08 with Trig's

Hidden - Solo - Nov/08

SianR - Solo - Nov/08 with GUMC

Jon Olliffe - 20/Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd - 11/May/08

Big day out.
khalidq - Solo O/S - 05/Apr/08 with Andrew Stuart

Hidden - Solo - 15/Mar/08

Didn't think it deserved the hype, but maybe crap weather to blame.
d80f0u - Solo - 09/Feb/08 with Alex

Hidden - Feb/08

dansmonkeytroubles - Solo O/S - Feb/08 with Joe Harris

Beautiful weather, and beautiful views - a great day out.
J Brown - Lead O/S - 12/Jan/08 with Neil Kenny

williamkenny820 - 12/Jan/08 with Jamie Brown

mickd - 2008

peebles boy - Solo - 2008

Phill_ Thompson - AltLd - 2008 with skarabrae, Helen Whiteman, Ian Gardiner, Lucy Prins

In descent, barely any snow
Cardi - Solo - 18/Dec/07

Hidden - Solo - 09/Sep/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - May/07

With guide - moving together.
PanzerHanzler - 13/Mar/07 with Adrian Fagg, Ian Whitehead

Hidden - Mar/07

goingupintheworld - Solo - Mar/07 with RUMC

baldie_chick - 2007 with Patrick Hogan

oliverk - 2007

Nicos - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/06 with mark richardson

Hidden - Solo - 18/Mar/06

Hidden - Solo - 18/Feb/06

not much snow really, but an alpine start, sunrise near the top of carn mor dearg was amazing
no_more_scotch_eggs - Feb/06

kjbix - 2006 with Gary Caswell

Hidden - Solo - 31/Dec/05

Hidden - Oct/05

Hidden - 18/Feb/05

Hidden - 31/Jan/05

Nicos - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/05 with mark richardson

rambler_gary - 2005

Hidden - Solo - 30/Dec/03

Hidden - Solo - 14/Jan/03

icescrew - Solo O/S - Aug/02

Long day Climbed Carn amaor Dearg them crossed the Arete to the summit of Ben Nevis this being the second of three summits of the Ben .
BigHell - Nov/01 with Gary

Captain Solo - Solo - 21/Apr/01 with Ian Everard

Hidden - 18/Mar/01

Hidden - Lead - Feb/01

D.Russell - 2000 with Dad

Hidden - 2000

graeme gatherer - 2000

Gman - Solo O/S - Apr/99 with Dan, Brian, Snook

paulh.0776 - Solo O/S - Nov/98 with peter

Louis Hume - Solo - 1998 with Mustillos

Nigel R Lewis - Solo - Jun/97 with Lisa Lewis

Jacob Ram - Solo - 05/Mar/97

iskra2000 - Solo - 23/Jan/97 with Mark Smith

NickJH - Mar/96 with JOwen

johnkeith - 1995

40 cdo rm, perfect condtions
dale1968 - Solo O/S - 24/Nov/92

Lovely early snow on final ascent up the Ben
Scott McRae - Solo O/S - Sep/90 with Jez Hall

Simon Caldwell - 1990

Hammy - Solo - 15/Jan/87

Yourlead - Solo - 02/Jan/86 with Mike, Donald Williamson

Iain Thow - Solo - 09/Mar/80

Climbed about 4 times over the years but the last few seasons has seen superb weather and conditions!
Sean Kelly - Feb/77

Hidden - Lead - Feb/76

Paul Clarke - 1975 with FMC

crowberry gully - 02/Apr/73 with John Willson

David Smith - 1963

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