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Carn Dearg Mor


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
857 m (2811 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
83 of 222 Corbetts
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Large red cairn

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

You can click on the map name to purchase the map for £6.29 including postage which is one of the cheapest prices we have found.

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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Carn Dearg Mor lies on the W edge of the Caringorms SE of Kingussie.

The mountain consists of a long curved ridge with three tops Carn Dearg Beag (694m) to the N, Carn Dearg Mor towards the S and Carn Dearg (789m) to the SW.

There are few steep slopes or crags and this hill is surrounded by tracks/paths.

Hazards you may encounter on Carn Dearg Mor include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
Picture Gallery for Carn Dearg Mor

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Carn Dearg Mor Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carn Dearg Mor.

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 Routes that include Carn Dearg Mor
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1221 m 35.07 km 9.5 hrs Leathad an Taobhain and Carn Dearg Mor  Good approach road can be cycled. The rest of the route is long on undulating hill requiring competent navigation. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Carn Dearg Mor

 Baggers Gallery for Carn Dearg Mor

24th August 2016:On top of Carn Dearg Mor

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

James at the summit 08/08/2015 Windy but dry and clear.

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

A windy summit of Carn Dearg Mor. Great visibility today. 8/08/2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Me at the Summit of Carn Dearg Mor after having climbed Leathad an Taobhain and Meallach Mhor 19/05/2012

© David Peden

Image by David Peden
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Recently Climbed By
Colin Begg on 21 Jun 2018
Richard Humble on 27 May 2018
Steven Morrice on 06 May 2018

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Leathad an Taobhain and Carn Dearg Mor
by David McSporran
Carn Dearg Mor and Leathad an Taobhain
by Stevie Yates

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