UK’s Top Hill Walks: Ben Nevis via the CMD Arête

BUK's Top Hill Walks: Ben Nevis via the CMD Arête

Ben Nevis via the CMD Arête, Scotland

12 miles/8 hours

Some mountains just must be climbed, so you may as well do it properly. Contrary to name and reputation the CMD Arete is not scary. It’s a deeply satisfying one, though, particularly when in comparison with the gentler Mountain Track that carries the majority of Ben Nevis’s visitors. Notched and broad, this kilometre-long chew of rock slingshots between the shoulder of Ben Nevis’s north-east ridge and the outlier of Carn Mor Dearg.

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Written by Jenny Nickelson

Jenny Nickelson has been a sports enthusiast since childhood. Because of her deep love to water, she started training swimming in early years. Today she swears on variety and does it all: from swimming, running and cycling to fitness, skiing, dancing and mountaineering.


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