Up Ledge Route and down the CMD Arete is a lovely day out. The arete of course involves a bit of scrambling over the boulders along the crest of the ridge. 1. Fetching Map Detailed description. The afternoon was getting clearer, so Steve led us on down the rocky northeastern side and across the famous CMD arete for more easy scrambling. Carn Mor Dearg and the North East Buttress of Ben Nevis from Ledge Route; the CMD Arete links the two hills . For experienced, fit mountain walkers who do not mind easy scrambling but are not climbers, this is the finest way to climb Ben Nevis. There is a bypass route available on the left but we had already decided that we were going 'full metal jacket' ! Ledge Route & Carn Mor Dearg Arete Mar 1, 2014 Alastair Begley Winter Climbing Short Link With a good weather forecast and still not much in condition for climbing due to loaded slopes I decided to have a big day out mountaineering on the Ben. The Ledge Route had been unanimously chosen as the day’s route, along with the Carn Mor Dearg Arete and then straight back down from Carn Mor Dearg to the CIC Hut. Ben Nevis via the CMD Arete: A stunning winters day and a traverse of Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis via the Carn Mor Dearg Arete (CMD arete). We started out by crossing the slabs from the hut across to … Part 1 of the trip Fort William 2018.Go to part 2.. Back to Scotland for our Second trip of 2018. The initial descent from CMD onto the arete requires a little bit of care as it is steep and quite loose underfoot. I literally could not wait! Hear pronunciation Press to hear pronunciation. After some early morning rain and very low cloud, the rain eased off and the clouds slowly started to lift by the time we reached the CIC hut. It also means that the bouldery slogs to get up to Carn Mor Dearg and from the Arete onto the top of the Ben are done as descents, which is also the case if you climb up No 4 Gully as mentioned above, but Ledge Route is more in fitting with a "Ridgey" day, so I reckon. NN1224973066 Start either from Glen Nevis Youth Hostel or from the visitor centre car park closer to Fort William. A look back along the CMD arete from Carn Mor Dearg The views over to the North Face along the arête were fantastic and showed The Ledge route in all its glory and they seemed to just get better and better as we moved from left to right past the ridge seeing every aspect of it and every detail.From the col From the start of the ridge Ben Nevis by the Carn Mor Dearg Arete. Ledge route and CMD Arete. It feels like a long time ago since the last winter was forced to finish in mid March but it was good to be back in the snow. This is a truly spectacular route incorporating two Munros. Myself and fellow instructor Mark decided on a mountaineering day ascending the classic Ledge Route to … Re: Ledge Route & CMD Arete by gman » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:58 pm It was pretty easy yesterday but I was talking to someone a couple of weeks ago who descended Ledge Route after a higher grade climb and had a nightmare lower down as there wasn't much snow. ledge route and cmd arete, ben nevis Back on The Ben and today I was with Mike who's wife had bought him a guided walk on Ben Nevis for his Birthday gift. An amazing 1st day out in the winter on Ben Nevis today. As afternoon wore on into early evening, we crossed Carn More Dhearg and then down down down to … The Ledge Route and CMD Arete, Ben Nevis, 7th September, 2008 After a relatively early night, we left the bunkhouse in Fort William for the North Face car park and an 8-0-clockish start on the walk in to Coire na Ciste. We’d decided on a longer stay to allow more days out - though in retrospect probably shouldn’t have chosen two very long days to start the trip.

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