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The Lochaber 4000s including Ben Nevis

Sunday 28th - Monday 29th August 2022

About the event:

Ben Nevis, Carn Mor Dearg, Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag are all over 4,000ft. There are 5 other Munros over 4,000ft and these are over in the Cairngorms (and we're doing a wildcamping trip as a separate event to bag these). We’ll be taking in these magnificent beasts over two days. Each day is markedly different from the next.

The general plan - which of the days we do in which order will largely be determined by the weather! We’ll be meeting at 0900 on each day.

Day 1

From the Ski Centre car park, a long haul takes you up to Carn Mor Dearg. From here the arete lies ahead which can be great fun. The fun keeps coming until the end when you are confronted by a flat slab. After this it’s a case of finding a route through a 300m boulder field to the summit of The Ben. We can either take the tourist track down to the youth hostel in Glen Nevis or strike off back to the ski centre from the halfway lochan.


Carn Mor Dearg (1,220m / 4,003ft)

Ben Nevis (1,345m / 4,409 ft)

Day 2

We’ll walk through the Nevis Gorge and past the Steall “bridge” and head up into the glen that separates the Carn Mor Dearg arete from the bulk of the Aonnachs. It’s boggy terrain but we’ll soon be climbing up the steep slopes to the col between Aonach Mor and Beag. These flat plateau mountains we’ll tick off returning down by the south west ridge of Aonach Beag and back to the cars. From the top of Aonach Beag on a clear day you can get magnificent views across to the Ring of Steall.


Aonach Mor (1,234m / 4,049ft)

Aonach Beag (1,221m / 4,006ft)

I've only got decent pictures of the Aonachs from doing them in winter conditions. It sadly won't look as lovely and snowy when we are there :-(

Please Note: This trip is replacing the same trip that was originally organised by Steven Fallon Mountain Guiding (SFMG). I have kindly been given agreement to replicate the event now as SFMG has ceased operating. I was due to be guiding this event on behalf of SFMG.

Meeting Point:

For Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg

Meet at 0730 at either the North Face Car Park or the Nevis Ski Centre. Please click on the links to see the exact location in Googlemaps. These will open in a separate tab. The Ski Centre car park costs £4.50 per day (as of December 2021).

For the Aonachs

Meet at the Upper Glen Nevis Car Park

Please click on the link to see the exact location in Googlemaps. This will open in a separate tab.


There are some good tracks we can use, but you will need a head for heights for the arete and the climb up to Ben Nevis. There are boggy and steep bits on the way up to the Aonachs. These are both very long days.


The trip costs £199 per person with discounts for booking more than one.

16-18 year old's are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You will need to provide your own transport, travel insurance and accommodation.


There are a maximum of 6 places and a minimum of 3 for the trip to take place.


Please see the All Activities section of the kit list here.

Images from Past Events

To Book

If you want to chat to me about the trip then please feel free to do so - email is a good start as I'm often out and about with limited phone reception. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions too.

To book simply click 'Register Now' and follow the instructions (or on mobile, the link below). You'll get an automated confirmation reply but I'll follow that up when I get back to civilisation to say thanks and with more detail about the event.

Please ensure you've read the booking Terms and Conditions and you are aware of what you need to bring by downloading the gear list.

Please check carefully which tickets you are booking and for how many. We try and be flexible but of course that brings loads of options!

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