One of Scotland's great ridge walks...Summer and Winter
Britains highest mountain, Ben Nevis , stands at 1345m above the sea, giving panoramic views, and is attainable by folks young and old.
The usual ascent of "The Ben" is via The Pony Track (laid to service the Summit Weather Observatory back in 1883), but other exciting alternatives are available.
We have had a lot of experience of Guiding on this mountain, and can give you an insight into it's history, we can even show you the original telecommunications cable and the water butt!
The Carn Mor Dearg Arete is an astounding route, very airy but never difficult. The Classic Round can be organised, but we feel that an alternative route is also possible ...
Clasic Round : From the North Face Car Park through the forest,and onto Carn Mor Dearg (1220m). Follow the Arete round to the final push up to Ben Nevis (1345m). Down the Zig Zags (Or if you are feeling strong) over Carn Dearg (1215m),then return across the moors to the forest. 2 Munros
The Alternative Ascent : From Glen Nevis to the Half Way Lochan, then left to circumnavigate Carn Dearg and Ben Nevis' North Face. We will cross the boulder fields to scramble up the low point of the CMD Arete, from where we head to the Summit of Ben Nevis. Descent via the Tourist Track
Time : 9 hours
PREREQUISITES - Must be steady on feet (Rough ground) and expect a long, tough day...
The Carn Mor Dearg Arete
Have a look at this to see a taste of the Carn Mor Dearg Arete looks like in Winter
Guide to Client Ratio 1:8 (Summer)
Guide to Client Ratio 1:6 (Winter)
1 person £220
2 people £240
3 to 4 £270
5 to 6 £300
(Please note that Specialist Equipment is not included in the price of this course)