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Carn Mor Dearg Arete (CMD), Ben Nevis

One of Scotland's finest winter journeys!

  • 9 hr
  • From 260 British pounds
  • North Face Car Park, Torlundy

Service Description

The Carn Mor Dearg arête, often referred to as the “CMD” is possibly one of Ben Nevis’s finest mountain journeys (arguably Scotland’s!). In good clear conditions offering expansive views of the North Face of Ben Nevis and an airy view of the Glen’s below. The CMD arête is classed as a grade 1 winter climb and requires a solid base of winter skills to complete safely. This route is a fair bit harder than the “Mountain Path” and therefore shouldn’t be confused; however for the right party this is a wonderful adventure! Winter Walking Checklist. What do I need to be successful? - A high level of fitness - The ability (or at least willingness) to walk in potentially rubbish weather! (Other route options available in this instance). - The Right Equipment What do we provide? - Guide(s) for the day. In winter we work on a ratio of 1:6. What do we not provide? - Transport to the venue (we can however arrange a taxi at your expense.) - Accommodation (again we can recommend places) - Winter Equipment Hire (Ellis Brigham in town can sort any missing winter hardwear, if you’re missing any clothes please get in touch and we’ll do our best to provide.) Winter Equipment List: - 2-5 pairs of gloves (depends on wetness factor!) - woolly hat + buff - Waterproof Jacket - Waterproof Trousers - Big Insulated Jacket/ Puffer Jacket (synthetic, not down.) - Spare Fleece (optional) - Gilet/ Vest (optional) - Fleece (to wear) - Thermals (to wear) - Walking trousers (not jeans and preferably not tracksuits) - 40 Litre + Rucksack - Headtorch (+ spare batteries) - Blizzard/ Survival Bag - Compass (Optional, we can lend) - Map (Optional, we can lend) - B2/B3 Boots - C2/C3 Crampons (compatible to the above boots) - Walking Axe - Helmet - Walking Poles (optional)

Cancellation Policy

To cancel please contact within 14 days of booked date. It is advised you take out travel insurance for your trip.

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