Carn Eige

Carn Eige

Tourist Attractions

Carn Eige is a stunning mountain in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland. It is the highest mountain in the UK outside of the Cairngorms, standing at an impressive 1,224 metres (4,017 feet). It is a popular destination for hikers, climbers, and mountaineers, and is a must-see for anyone visiting the area.

The mountain is located in the Lochaber area of the Highlands, and is part of the Mamore range. It is surrounded by a number of other peaks, including Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK, and Aonach Mor, the second highest. The mountain is easily accessible from the nearby town of Fort William, and is a popular spot for day trips.

The mountain is a great place for hikers of all levels. The most popular route is the Pony Track, which is a well-marked path that takes you up the mountain. It is a relatively easy climb, and can be completed in around four hours. For those looking for a more challenging hike, there are a number of routes that take you up the steep slopes of the mountain.

Climbers and mountaineers will also find plenty to do on Carn Eige. The mountain is home to a number of technical routes, including the classic North Face. There are also a number of scrambling routes, which are suitable for those with some experience.

The views from the top of Carn Eige are spectacular. On a clear day, you can see for miles in all directions. To the north, you can see the Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides, while to the south, you can see the Cairngorms and the Grampian Mountains.

Carn Eige is a great place to visit for anyone looking for a challenge or a stunning view. The mountain is easily accessible and offers something for everyone, from the casual hiker to the experienced climber. Whether you’re looking for a day trip or a multi-day adventure, Carn Eige is the perfect destination.


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