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Beinn Tarsuinn [Arran]


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.
826 m (2709 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.
119 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.
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.

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  69   Isle of Arran

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

Arran's 4 Corbetts are sufficiently close to one another to be climbed together, but Goatfell is popular as a single peak and is described separately.

The three remaining peaks lie on a long winding ridge that starts with Beinn Nuis (792m) then goes N to Beinn Tarsuinn (Corbett), Cir Mhor (Corbett) and finally Caisteal Abhail (Corbett).

Beinn Tarsuinn is a rough rocky hill with three main ridges, SSW to Beinn Nuis, SE to Beinn a' Chliabhain (653m), and NNE is the impressive A Chir ridge which is too difficult for hill-walkers, but a path on its W slopes avoids this problem. There is also a short broad NW ridge.

There are paths on the SSW, SE and NNE ridges that provide ascent routes for Beinn Tarsuinn.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Tarsuinn [Arran] include
 Unbridged River to cross.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
 Scrambling (minor), easy hand and footholds.
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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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Tarsuinn [Arran].

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 Routes that include Beinn Tarsuinn [Arran]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1702 m 20.32 km 7 hrs Caisteal Abhail, Beinn Tarsuinn [Arran] and Cir Mhor  A long route on ridges to three craggy peaks. Good stamina and a head for exposure required.  

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

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Tarsuinn [Arran]

In poor conditions on Beinn Tarsuinn: 9th March 2014

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum

Lynda & Scott on Beinn Tarsuinn (2nd June 2012).

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands

Laura, Chris & Steph on Beinn Tarsuinn (2nd June 2012).

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands

Sitting atop The Old Man of Beinn Tarsuinn.

© Stevie Lees

Image by Stevie Lees
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Kevin Woods
wrote on
July 28, 2008
Beinn Tarsuinn doesn't have a lot of shape but the south ridge makes a superb walk from Beinn Nuis. No commiting moves are needed unless you want them and the ridge is almost walkable. It was a surprise when I walked upon the Old Man of Tarsuinn! The north ridge requires more scrambling but if your heading around to Beinn a' Chliabhain as I did it's easy to loose the turn off point and descend too low - I ended up reascening to get onto the ridge. Tarsuinn and Chliabhain make a great circuit and the Chliabhain ridge is equally exhilarating and rewarding.

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 11 Apr 2012 Beinn Tarsuinn from Brodick; 4 April 2012. Roger Vander Steen Beinn Tarsuinn [Arran] Not Yet Rated
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