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Name:Carn Dearg
Hill number:621
Height:945.7m / 3103ft
RHB Section:09B: Glen Albyn and the Monadh Liath
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Grid ref:NH 63570 02388
Summit feature:cairn
Col:355m  NN410941  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 35
(1:25k) OL56 402
Survey:Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 594 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Karen. Overcast but dry. Tops clear all dayHighland Days14/07/2020
Gorgeaous day, deep snow above 300m. Carn Dearg, Carn Sgulain & A'ChailleachHuwel25/02/2020
Circuit from car park near Glenballoch, taking in Carn Dearg and 3 Munro topsAjm031019/11/2018
B&A. Wet day, boggy bits, misty all day. With A' Chailleach & Carn Sgulain.Morning13/08/2018
With Keithchristine9928/05/2018
With ChristineKeith9925/05/2018
Andrew Dyson neil hutton21/05/2018
TGO Challenge 2018twg2717/05/2018
Keith Armour, Craig Brackenridge, Barry McGarahan First of three on a early Summers day Lovely.ian-e05/05/2018
Walked up Gleann Ballach. Crossing river higher up to avoid wading. Then up to col between Carn Macoul and Carn Dearg south top. Foggy on top and boggy everywhere else! On way back from same col headed down west into Gleann Lochain. Frozen Loch Dubh had a beautiful blue tinge. deer, hares ptarmigan and grouse.gettingonabit11/04/2018
Long hungover plod with the class of 77 after weekend at Mill CottageCapt Malbec23/09/2017
With Tom Oldham. Standard there and back route from Glen Banchor along Allt Fionndrigh. Our fourth sensational sunny dry day. 20k 5 hours.alexmaclennan09/05/2017
Accessed from Glen Banchor- cycled the first four kilometres- which was a mistake and caused more problems. Walked up to Loch Dubh- then up the ridge between the southern cairn at 923m and Carn Macoul- six hours all in.chillyman806/05/2017
Revisit for the tops,ACW round of creag na h lolaire, geal charn, A chailleach, carn squlain, meall a bhothain, carn ballach, carn ban, carn dearg, carn dearg SE top,carn macoul,robertphillips17/04/2017
From Newtonmore long walk in but plenty of snowiannotts01/03/2017
C. Some snow.This Dog21/01/2017
2nd ascent , followed by Carn Dearg SE Top and onto Carn Macoul which though it doesn't have any status it gave fine views of my previous route and of the falls above Loch Dubh. As the weather was now at its best for the day I decided to return via the Graham Creag Liath.Peterb02/11/2016
Monadhliath ridge from Glen Banchory via Dalballoch to Carn Macoul, Carn Dearg, intermmediate summits to Carn Sgulain and A'Chailleach and down to Glen Banchorykdbennett02/10/2016
Solo.Dangerous Dave20/09/2016
Started wet ++ but nicer later on. Climbed with Maggie and Roy (and initially Liz) as part of Trisha's last munro party. 30 - 35 walkers made it to the top I'd guess.dave neilson21/05/2016
Walked up Glen Banchor to Dalballoch (no problem crossing the river) then followed deer tracks on the western flank of Carn Macoul which kept us out of the wet valley bottom. From the col 639009 we enjoyed the fine scenery and weather to the summit perched on top of a cliff. Returned to the col but descended snow slopes east where we saw lots of mountain hares. A fine day out.mindlessflogger30/03/2016
UMHC Nethy 2015. climbed with Sergey, Andrew, Charles, Ceri, Blue, Tim, Becky & the Hoff. Boggy as hell, Sergey knackered his ankle.electricfox22/12/2015
CUHWC Roy Bridge trip.AGWilliamson23/09/2015
Solo - lovely hot dayLoz_mck03/08/2015
With Laura HowieTopsaswell31/07/2015
From EKMC bus with Tom Noblemunromurph19/04/2015
2nd time.PGCE17/04/2015
Weather fair with snow on ground.MountainMac13/03/2015
Clockwise route, mostly dry, pretty dull but a decent walkCapt Malbec21/11/2014
Solo round of 3 Newtonmore Munros - no snow. Very poor visibility. Severe southwesterly headwind on the 7km high level traverse. Cloud cleared on the last summitwychwood31/10/2014
Longer day than planned... rough ground, peat hags, no paths... Ascent via Allt Fionndrigh track and Meall na Ceardaich, descent via Coire nan Laogh and River Calder - non existant path and marshes!jonbowyer21/09/2014
From the car park and up the glen on a good track. A mild day, a bit cloudy. Was mistaken for a grouse and shot at while descending the lower slopes! Should have noticed the date...Play2End15/08/2014
Dry and warm. The final and best hill of the day and a bit of a trek from Carn Sgulain.Roblex17/07/2014
From Car Park in Glen Banchor then Glen Ballach. Wonderful top. On backpack.mick30/05/2014
On TGO Challenge 2014.alistairpooler14/05/2014
Start out just out of Newtonmore, head up A'Chailleach first, across to Carn Sgulain, along the ridge to Carn Ban, upto Carn Dearg and back along the valleys to Newtonmore. Long, Beautiful route.mattrcarter13/05/2014
A round of A'Chailleach, Carn Sgulain, Carn Dearg and it's tops.rhalstead25/06/2013
With Kenny & CathJamesSDonald09/02/2013
From Glen Banchor car park. Carn Dearg - SE Top - Carn Ban - Carn Ballach - Carn Sgulain - A' Chailleach.davidpettit8403/01/2013
Good day with LUMCrobertgn03/01/2013
Estimated date - done solo. No one seen all day (First of 4 Munros)Aimless Rambler14/05/2012
With JdF. From car park at roadhead in Glen Banchor, via Creag Liath. Ascent by grassy rake at head of Gleann Ballach. Down via Gleann Lochain - a long and rough descent (not recommended - path in poor state).Man of Kernow106/05/2012
blue sky, snow on the ground and ice on top, needed crampons for that. done with Stuart, Mark and alison and Lee.tallblond19/02/2012
Freezing cold on top, summit cairn sits right on the cliff edge, would imaging it could be a bit dodgy in the winter.isabelle30/08/2011
a chailleach, carn squlain, carn dearg.robertphillips02/05/2011
Debs Goska RosieMountain Goat24/04/2011
From Carn Sgulain just follow the rusting fence posts to Carn Ban - some sections boggy others is rocky and rough. Return from Carn Dearg was rough descent to Gleann Ballach then Allt Fionndrigh.Jhimmy23/04/2011