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Carn Dearg [Glen Eachach South]


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.
768 m (2519 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.
211 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 (768m) which lies to the S of Gleann Eachach.

Carn Dearg has a conical top from which ridges run SW to Sron a' Ghoill, and SE to Carn Dearg Beag (680m) where this ridge branches S to Creag Corrag and E to Glas Beinn (648m).

The lower S slopes of Carn Dearg are very steep, but a less steep ascent is possible from the junction of Glen Turret and Gleann Eachach, WSW of the summit or by the Allt na Glas Bheinne to the SE.

The S 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 Eachach South] include
 Steep slopes 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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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carn Dearg [Glen Eachach South].

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 Routes that include Carn Dearg [Glen Eachach South]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 836 m 14.44 km 4.5 hrs Carn Dearg [Glen Eachach North] and Carn Dearg [Glen Eachach South]  Steeper lower slopes S of Carn Dearg (815m) can be avoided by a long walk up Gleann Eachach, otherwise slopes are moderate to easy. Carn Dearg (768m) has steeper S slopes, so choose your route with care. Not Yet Rated 

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Me, Kevin and David Peden summit Carn Dearg (South) 06/11/10, my 100th Corbett

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Paul Millar on 24 Apr 2021

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