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Ben Nevis via Càrn Mòr Dearg Arête

18 September :6:00 am - 11:00 pm


With Britain’s highest mountain on our doorstep, we really wouldn’t be trying very hard if we didn’t take advantage of the opportunity, so we are thrilled to be going back to Ben Nevis via the Carn Mor Dearg Arete in 2021!

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Ben Nevis by the Carn Mor Dearg Arete (CMDA)
£50 per person (£150 min fundraising requirement)

Date: 18th September 2021
Depart Outfit Moray: 6am
Return Outfit Moray: around 10pm

Outdoor learning and adventure and things to do in Moray

Ben Nevis by the Carn Mor Dearg Arete

For experienced, fit mountain walkers who do not mind easy scrambling but are not climbers, this is the finest way to climb Ben Nevis. This is a truly spectacular route incorporating two Munros. It will live long in the memory and does true justice to the mountain. Have a look at this video for a better idea of what to expect.
Terrain: Good mountain paths for much of the route; pathless section on descent with burn crossing. The traverse of the arete is a long but easy scramble Distance: 17.5km / 11 miles Time: 10 – 11 hours Ascent: 1506m (Profile) Start Grid Ref: NN144763
Training Required:  You will need a good level of fitness and some previous experience in hillwalking/hiking plus a head for  heights as some spots are exposed.

Kit List: Mountaineering Scotland recommend the following kit list for summer hill-walking. Whilst you will be with your guide at all times, this is Ben Nevis and it should never be underestimated, so please make sure you are fully prepared for a day on the Ben!

Kit List:

  • Rucksack – about 35 litres
  • Compass
  • Watch
  • Torch (preferably a head torch)
  • Food & Drink
  • Persona First Aid Kit (small)
  • Mobile phone (keep your phone on airplane mode to extend battery life)
  • Boots (with ankle support and soles which will grip on rock, grass and mud)
  • Wind and waterproof jacket (with hood)
  • Wind and waterproof over trousers
  • General trekking trousers (not jeans or cotton material)
  • Thermal top
  • Fleece top
  • Gaiters (not always essential)
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves or mitts
  • Spare layer e.g. fleece top
  • Sunhat
  • Sun cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Midge repellent
  • Midge net

We have asked for a minimum of £150 sponsorship for this challenge and we do ask that participants make every effort to raise that amount. To make sure the event is financially successful, if you aren’t successful within 3 months of the event, we will ask you to consider donating the funds yourself. By signing up to take part in this challenge, you are automatically agreeing to the minimum fundraising target.

We will provide you with a Virgin Money Giving link for your online fundraising and a sponsorship form. We also have a toolkit full of ideas to help you with your fundraising.

Participants will also receive a goody bag with a bottle of Windswept Lighthouse as a thank you for their fundraising efforts.

If you have any queries regarding the kit you need, your level of fitness or anything else, please email Karen or call the office on 01343 549571

Attendance will be consistent with the advice from the Scottish Government regarding COVID-19  Any participants or household members MUST NOT be displaying any known COVID-19 symptoms. Outfit Moray will follow Scottish Government guidelines to ensure the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 is as low as reasonably practical.


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Ben Nevis CMDA
£ 50.00
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18 September
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Outfit Moray
01343 549571
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