Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Carn Mor Dearg Arete

Ben Nevis and lesser siblings, Ring of Steall hike, Scotland
A distant shot of the Carn Mor Dearg Arete, taken from the side of An Gearanach

In the picture above, Ben Nevis is the highest point on the left. Follow the arm of the mountain to the right where it dips then rises in a quick succession of two peaks.  That ridge is the Carn Mor Dearg Arete, the route we hiked up Ben Nevis.

Carn Beag Dearg path, Ben Nevis, Scotland
Here is a closeup of part of the arete.

This is one of the things I so enjoy about hiking--the simultaneously grand and intimate view of the world one gets just by setting foot out the door.

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