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Name:Carn Dearg (SW) [Carn Dearg (South)]
Hill number:304
Height:1020m / 3346ft
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)
Class:Simm, Munro Top, Murdo
Grid ref:NN 15570 70101
Summit feature:outcrop 14m ESE of cairn
Col:985m  NN154703  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 41
(1:25k) 392
Observations:cairn is at NN 15557 70100
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 150 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Climbed straight up side of stream. Great views plus away from that tourist path. Company: Sam Graham.iandesbottes30/08/2018
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
Weather fair.MountainMac30/05/2016
My last Munro Top. Thanks to all of you for climbing it/them with me.summitter26/05/2016
CUHWC Roy Bridge trip. Ben Nevis via Carn Mor Dearg plus all of the Tops.AGWilliamson22/09/2015
Glen Nevis - Carn Dearg Mheadhonach - Carn Mor Dearg - Ben Nevis - Carn Dearg (SW) - Glen Nevisdavidpettit8419/07/2013
With Sail.Dangerous Dave26/05/2012
self (Ben Nevis)davidsbatty18/04/2011
Tidying up trip. Passed a guy carrying his bike up (wheels removed) at start of a cycling three peaks attempt!dickscroop23/09/2010
CK, Natasha SheilaS10/04/2009
From Achintee House (S. of Fort William) walked along River Nevis then up Carn Dearg (With Mike Holding)River-Girl06/01/2009
an interesting route to take Jamie up Ben Nevis for the first time.From the bridge over the Nevis, walk along NE side of river to the old Graveyard and then head up Surgeons rib which is grade 3 scramble route with Surgeons gully on right, five finger gully on left. it comes out on to the beallach where one then heads 3-400m right to get to Murdo Carn Dearg South, which was main reason for choosing the route. Jamie says, 'Do we really have to go out to it?!!' 'You could always tell your friends that you went there anyway' i look at him aghast. 'Who would I be cheating if I did that', I say. No one elses knows or cares a fig whether I've really been there or not. The only person I'd be cheating would be me, because I would know.' he says no more as we we walk out to bag my Murdo prize before heading the further thousand feet up to the main ridge where we can see hundred of people snaking backwards and forwards on the tourist path. It is August bank Holiday Saturday!!vegibagger23/08/2008
with dad up Surgeons Rib from Glen Nevis, on busy bank holiday Saturday, out to Carn Dearg South with view of hundreds of people snaking along summit ridge above, up to the plateau and over to Carn Dearg North then up to the slightly misted summit with loads of people coming and going including a large group on a sponsored MacMillan nurse walk. On to Carn Mor Dearg via arette and back down to our midgy tent in fading light.trigpillocksson23/08/2008
On attempt of all Munros and tops in 2007ancient brit21/06/2007
Solo. From car park at the end of the road in Glen Nevis. Went up bits of path vaguely beside the water slide of Allt Coire Eòghainn. I went into the coire and westwards to the col between Càrn Dearg (SW top) and Ben Nevis. I went S to reach Càrn Dearg. Descended roughly eastwards to the lip of the corrie and back down to the car park. I talked to some tourists and was able to show them Ben Nevis from the western end of the car park.pwbellarby23/10/2006
With Ashley, planned longer walk over 4 days but bad weather put a stop to that. However completed Ben Nevis, Carn Mor Dearg, Aonach Mor, Aonach Beag, Sgurr Choinnich + 6 Tops. 32km, 3415m in 22hrs walking.JamesSDonald27/12/2005
See Aonach Beag dbb03/07/2004
Had difficulty in the mist finding the linking col from Ben Nevis. yorkie28/10/1999
Estimated date - done solo while doing all summit tops. Thick cloud on top but clear on this one.Aimless Rambler01/08/1999
From end of the road up Glen Nevis to Steall, then up to Aonach Beag, Aonach Mor, Carn Mor Dearg and Ben NevisGallovidian04/06/1998
Quite a way out from the summit, and contouring back to the ascent path it's easy to see why people have difficulties in mist and descend too early into the gullies below.Aye Jimmy06/08/1996
With Nevis and CMDBLACKHILL11/10/1991
Cairngorm Club weekend meet based at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel. With fellow club members. Ascended by the water slide from Glen Nevis to Carn Dearg (SW) and Ben Nevis. We descended by the tourist route. Lying snow higher up necessitating some step kicking.pwbellarby16/02/1991
Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis RHW01/06/1989
Glen Nevis YH Tourist Track Carn Dearg South West Top Ben Nevis Carn Dearg North West Top Tourist Track Glen Nevis YH. (PM)gerrybowes25/10/1987
From the hostel and path cut from the zigzag down to this top before ascending back up to Ben Nevis.bolton25/10/1987
Solo Uisdean2502/04/1985
Winter condition, via No4 GullyIan G7KXV13/04/1982
Sick Kid16/09/2017