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Name:Carn Dearg (NW) [Carn Dearg (North)]
Hill number:280
Height:1221m / 4006ft
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:Simm, Munro Top, Murdo
Grid ref:NN 15946 71907
Summit feature:rock
Col:1185m  NN158717  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 41
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 264 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From the North Face car park; linear walk with nephew Andrew Purkiss. Fifth of 6 hills for the day.jonglew01/05/2018
Enroute to 283 (Carn Dearg NW Top (old GR))Mountain Goat28/09/2017
Part of 18.5 hour walk from Onich to Kinlochleven via Ben Nevisajwxyzt21/05/2017
visited on way off Ben Nevis on way back to North face car aprkdanielmudd198217/04/2017
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
a scramble up from the CIC hut 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
With Iain McSkimming via Ledge RouteHighland Days03/08/2015
with AP.douglas_easton08/08/2013
With Sail.Dangerous Dave26/05/2012
Ledge route. Snow showers and consistent heavy snow whilst on summit.jebus29/05/2011
with NettysDuncanH09/10/2010
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
From Carn Dearg South Jamie and I head 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!! We cross the path and head out N to Carn Dearg N, my other target before finally heading to the summit which is thronged with people. There's been a Jane Tomlinson cancer appeal sponsored climb among others clogging the mountain. Seems like a thousand or so may well summit today!! We head off along the CMD arrette to Carn Mor Dearg before heading south in gloom and deteriorating weather the long way back to the glen Nevis valley. my third time up the Ben 2nd on CMDvegibagger23/08/2008
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 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
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
After doing the arête took the tourist path down but did an out and back for this onegaryhoney28/07/2004
See Aonach Beag dbb03/07/2004
Brief sortie up Ben again in good spring weather - picked up this topnordicstar01/05/2004
John SlaterMountain Goat11/02/2004
With: hb sb ab; First ascent of Ben Nevis for Boys. Ages AB:6 SB:10; Standard Tourist path up and down starting from YH. Busy on top with lots of snow still and reasonable views. Boys were heroes.Ian Baines30/05/2001
fine steep descent off NW end of ridge. clockws from aonach mor car pk RHW17/02/2001
Via Ledge Routefasgadh14/01/2000
Date unknown paulsross01/01/2000
Unsuccessfully tiried to cut across from the SW top in the mist so returned to the summit of Ben Nevvis and did it from there. yorkie28/10/1999
Estimated date - done solo in thick cloud whil doing all summit topsAimless Rambler01/08/1999
Estimated date - done with James while doing all 4000ft tops - thick cloudAimless Rambler01/08/1998
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
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 the way to the summit.Aye Jimmy06/08/1996
Final Munro, Carn Mor Dearg, and final tops of Ben nevis clear up.Eddie03/09/1995
self (Ben Nevis via Ledge Route)davidsbatty01/09/1994
With AS, BC from Glenn Nevis via Carn Dearg tops return tourist path. Cloudy and snowy.Frank15/02/1993
As Nevis.BLACKHILL11/10/1991
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
Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis RHW01/06/1989
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?0 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