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!


Nice weather on the CMD Arete

The Carn Mor Dearg Arete

Have a look at this to see a taste of the Carn Mor Dearg Arete looks like in Winter

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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...

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)


Group walks on The CMD Arete Summer 2021 £80pp

(The day will run with a minimum of 2 people)

For 2021, we are running open walks on this classic round, at £80 per person. Click on the button next to the required date to book on. Once payment is received, we will send a confirmation email with a booking form.

Saturday 12th June 2021

1 person 12th June

2 people 12th June

Saturday 10th July 2021

1 person 10th July

2 people 10th July

Saturday 7th August 2021

1 person 7th Aug

2 people 7th Aug

Thursday 26th August 2021

1 person 26th Aug

2 people 26th Aug