Càrn Mòr Dearg

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Càrn Mòr Dearg
Ben nevis 2004.jpg
Càrn Mòr Dearg: seen from Ben Nevis
Elevation 1,223 m (4,012 ft)[1]
Prominence 165 m (541 ft)
Parent peak Ben Nevis
Listing Munro, Marilyn
Translation Great red peak (Gaelic)
Pronunciation Scottish Gaelic: [ˈkʰaːrˠn ˈmoːɾ ˈtʲɛɾɛk]
English approx: kaarn maur jerek
Location Lochaber, Scotland
OS grid NN177722
Topo map OS Landranger 41

Càrn Mòr Dearg (1,221 m) is the eighth highest mountain in Scotland. It is situated in the west of Scotland, close to the town of Fort William, in Lochaber, Highland. It lies just to the north-west of its much more famous neighbour, Ben Nevis, to which it is linked by the spectacular Càrn Mòr Dearg Arête.

The ascent of Càrn Mòr Dearg from the north (start by golf course), the traverse of the arête, and the scramble up the north side of Ben Nevis make one of the best horse-shoe routes in Scotland.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "walkhighlands Carn Mor Dearg". walkhighlands.co.uk. 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Irvine Butterfield (1986). The High Mountains of Britain and Ireland. London: Diadem Books. p. 98. ISBN 0-906371-71-6. 

Coordinates: 56°48′20″N 4°59′15″W / 56.80549°N 4.98744°W / 56.80549; -4.98744