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Carn Dearg [Glen Roy East]


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.
834 m (2736 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.
113 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.
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.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  34   Fort Augustus, Glen Albyn & Glen Roy

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

This is the Carn Dearg (834m) which lies to the E of Glen Roy, and which necessitates crossing the River Roy.

Carn Dearg is a sprawling hill with ridges running N to Sgurr an Fhithich, NE to Torr o' Sonn, E to Creag Tharsuinn (715m), WSW then SW to a col leading to Leana Mhor and finally WNW to Carn Bhrunachain (723m).

Due to the location of the nearest bridge the preferred ascent routes are the ridges flanking Coire na Reinich. The NW slopes are steep with unusual shelves known as the parallel roads, which are believed to be the shorelines of an ancient loch.

Hazards you may encounter on Carn Dearg [Glen Roy East] include
 High Plateau, summit may be difficult to locate.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
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.
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West Highlands
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West Highlands
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Beinn a Chaorainn
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Carn Dearg [Glen Roy East] Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carn Dearg [Glen Roy East].

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 Routes that include Carn Dearg [Glen Roy East]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 689 m 8.82 km 3 hrs Carn Dearg [Glen Roy East]  Ascent on steepish slopes to broad summit  

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Me and Jack summit Carn Dearg (East) on a glorious sunny day 30/07/11

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Alan Puckrin on 04 Jun 2021

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