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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 157 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
Sick Kid16/09/2017
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
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
Nick Down127/04/2011
self (Ben Nevis)davidsbatty18/04/2011
carole engel25/09/2010
Tidying up trip. Passed a guy carrying his bike up (wheels removed) at start of a cycling three peaks attempt!dickscroop23/09/2010
Dave Geere16/10/2009
Steve Q01/10/2009
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
With my grandson, Matthew. From the end of the road in Glen Nevis. We climbed up beside the waterslide and then crossed over the burn to climb up the east and then south ridge of Càrn Dearg (South-west). Lunch on the summit of Càrn Dearg. Continued to the summit of Ben Nevis. Descended on the tourist route to Glen Nevis Visitor Centre.pwbellarby23/07/2008