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Beinn Tarsuinn [Letterewe]


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.
937 m (3074 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.
238 of 282 Munros
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.
Transverse hill

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
  19   Gairloch & Ullapool, Loch Maree

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

Beinn Tarsuinn lies on the N shore of Loch Fada opposite Slioch.

The incline of the S slopes vary greatly from easy and boggy to steep and craggy. The SSW ridge in particular has a steep craggy SW face but to the E are easy slopes from the path is the normal ascent route via the track from Incheril.

The slopes are much steeper and craggy N of the summit and on the narrow curving NW ridge leading to Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair via Meall Garbh.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Tarsuinn [Letterewe] include
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
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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North West Highlands
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Tarsuinn [Letterewe].

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 Routes that include Beinn Tarsuinn [Letterewe]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 2459 m 33.55 km 11 hrs Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Sgurr Ban and Beinn Tarsuinn [Letterewe]  Long hard route to three remote peaks. The boulder strewn tops make for slow progress, but little scrambling required. Cycling will reduce the time required.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Tarsuinn [Letterewe]

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Tarsuinn [Letterewe]

Karl on summit...4/6...3,6,12.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

Me at the top of number 4 of the day, Beinn Tarsuinn, with the unique tennis court feature!

© Heather Shand

Image by Heather Shand

Tarzan summit ...OMG the weather has changed from driving rain for 6 hours to this.......9th Aug 2010

© Dougie Mccoll

Image by Dougie Mccoll

Fourth summit of the day - only two more to go. Looking north to An Teallach 11/07/2009

© john wells

Image by john wells
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Recently Climbed By
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Fiona Reid on 21 Apr 2018

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Post a few words about Beinn Tarsuinn [Letterewe] or read what others have had to say.

Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
June 22, 2009
7th June 2009. From the south-eastern end of Lochan Fada a faint path leads across to the stream which descends from Bealach Odhar (west of Meall Garbh) and follows its east bank, past an impressive gorge. This path is indistinct over boggy sections (as at the start) and also over the rocks at the bealach. It is clear above these up to the summit.

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