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Name:Carn Dearg NW Top (old GR)
Hill number:283
Height:1214m / 3983ft
Parent (Ma):278  Ben Nevis [Beinn Nibheis]
Parent (SMC):278  Ben Nevis [Beinn Nibheis]
RHB Section:04A: Fort William to Loch Treig and Loch Leven
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Lochy, Catchment Boundaries, Nevis
Class:Deleted Munro Top
Grid ref:NN 15892 72122
Summit feature:rock 23m NE of cairn
Col:1209m  NN158720  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 41
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Observations:cairn is at NN 15873 72109
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 146 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Up Castle, down LedgeKevin2903505/03/2019
From the North Face car park; linear walk with nephew Andrew Purkiss. Last of 6 hills for the day. Descended to parking area at end of the road E of the Visitors' Centre in rain.jonglew01/05/2018
Missed on previous outingMountain Goat28/09/2017
C/W round carn beag dearg, carn dearg meadhonach, carn mor dearg, the ben, carn dearg south top, carn dearg north top, meall an t suidhe from north face cp.robertphillips23/10/2016
From the North Face Car Park. Carn Beag Deag, Carn Dearg Meadhonach, Carn Mor Dearg,Ben Nevis, Carn Dearg SW, Carn Dearg NW,Carn Dearg NW Top and Meall an t-suidhe. Great day in great weatherAlunRees3114/07/2016
From the North Face Car Park. Carn Beag Deag, Carn Dearg Meadhonach, Carn Mor Dearg,Ben Nevis, Carn Dearg SW, Carn Dearg NW,Carn Dearg NW Top and Meall an t-suidhe. Great day in great weatherAlunrees3314/07/2016
a scramble up via the ledge routeAristotle Chip12/12/2015
CUHWC Roy Bridge trip. Ben Nevis via Carn Mor Dearg plus all of the Tops.AGWilliamson22/09/2015
Ascent of Ben Nevis from Glen Nevis, Carn Mor Dearg and the CMD Arete with a multigenerational party consisting of my brother, nephew and father.andy01/09/2010
Via Ledge Route in snow.Wheelsy30/12/2007
Solo. From the Visitor Centre in Glen Nevis. Up the Tourist Route to Ben Nevis. Overtook about 60 people. Only one overtook me. Near the top I veered off to continue to the summit of Carn Dearg (NW) Top of Ben Nevis. I continued to a larger cairn on the 1214m top and down NW over steep loose boulders to join the track from the CIC hut and then down the Tourist Route to the starting point.pwbellarby14/06/2007
Ledge routebrianm06/03/2005
After doing the arête took the tourist path down but did an out and back for this onegaryhoney28/07/2004
Top of Ledge routerambler_gary01/06/2004
Brief sortie up Ben again in good spring weather -picked up this topnordicstar01/05/2004
Estimated date - done solo in thick cloud while doing all Summit tops.Aimless Rambler01/08/1999
Estimated date - done with James while getting all 4000ft tops.Aimless Rambler01/08/1998
CK, Bruce+Clare (ice climbing) SheilaS31/12/1996
SMMC meet to CIC, with Gill Berrow after climbing route 2 direct (finishing up route 1)clashcityrocker14/08/1996
On way to summit.Aye Jimmy06/08/1996
Exact date uncertainnpeterc01/08/1996
Final Munro, Carn Mor Dearg, and final tops of Ben nevis clear up.Eddie03/09/1995
self when topping out on Ledge Route and on Castle Ridgedavidsbatty15/06/1995
With AS, BC from Glenn Nevis via Carn Dearg tops return tourist path. Cloudy and snowy.Frank15/02/1993
Short out and back then rejoin main group for descent on tourist path, easy ascentRhayader_wander06/07/1991
first ascent date n/k, lost guide / log book. great day clear but very cold. climbed from the cic hut, by ledge route and then descended back to the cic hut.rum doodle 01/01/1990
1st time to the Ben in winter. climbing with Nigel Addy (Mick & Julie climbing together) We missed start of Tower Ridge so plodded steeply up an easy gully (Tower Gully?) to the plateau -crampons and Axes essential-cliffs plastered white -and sunny! Trig half buried. Down over Carn Dearg -great photos of the white cliffs dropping awayChris Pearson24/02/1988
AB DR & KW. Climbing day via Castle Ridge (WR G2) to Carn Dearg & Ben Nevis.Vin28/02/1987
Circuit from Glen Nevisrjf3510/08/1985
With whole family, not sure of exact date in July. A big day for 9 year old Ellen.dickscroop24/07/1984
From t'other. At car 10m; 8 1/4 hrs.arranc27/05/1984
11/12/1982 Uisdean2511/12/1982
MM Uisdean2518/07/1982
Winter condition, via No4 GullyIan G7KXV13/04/1982
RA Uisdean2512/12/1981
NH Uisdean2515/07/1978
With: mjs howard bill; From Glen Nevis YH up tourist path via Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe to CIC hut. Climbed No2 Gully (II) in perfect snow digging through large cornice at top. Visited Carn Dearg then around to Ben Nevis summit. Descended tourist path.Ian Baines22/03/1976