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Carn an Tuirc


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.
1019 m (3343 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.
113 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.
Cairn like peak of the wild boar

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
  43   Braemar & Blair Atholl

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

Carn an Tuirc lies on the NW margin of an undulating plateau. It has a flat summit with steep slopes to the S and W, steep and craggy slopes into Glen Callater to the E but gentle slopes to the N.

It has one long ridge running NE then NNW along which a path/track leads to Glen Callater. From the N slopes a path leads W to the road in Glen Clunie and to the SE it is connected to Cairn of Claise by a broad col.

Hazards you may encounter on Carn an Tuirc include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags within 1km of 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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 Weather & OS Maps
Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Cairn Bannoch
by Metcheck
Carn an Tuirc Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Carn an Tuirc.

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 Routes that include Carn an Tuirc
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1020 m 19.02 km 5.5 hrs Cairn of Claise, Carn an Tuirc, Tolmount and Tom Buidhe  A moderate length route on easy terrain, after the initial steep ascent. Note that navigation on the high moorland plateau can be difficult, particularly in poor visibility.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Carn an Tuirc

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Summit of Carn an Tuirc

© Tony Dick

Image by Tony Dick

Finally the mist clears on our final and 6th munro of the day 9/6/12 Carn an Tuirc

© Stuart Mcgeown

Image by Stuart Mcgeown

Me and Karl on summit, 7/10/12.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

A view of Carn an Tuirc from Sron na Gaoithe.

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson
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Carn an Tuirc and Cairn of Claise
by Alan Parker

Post a few words about Carn an Tuirc or read what others have had to say.

James Corrigan
wrote on
September 25, 2012
There is a fair sized car park 2km past the ski resort.The intial walk out NE is on a good path.Soon there is a steep rise on to bouldery stuff higher up.Views back to Cairnwell is nice.The wide flat summit is then reached with a Cairn dead ahead.Note that if mist is down up here carefull navigation is needed to reach anything further on.
John Wilkie
wrote on
April 4, 2007
6 in a day! Started at the car park at the Glen Doll reserve, traversed up Jocks Road and climbed Tolmount, then onto Carn An Turic, Carn of Claise and finally Tom Buidhe. Sat at the cairn on Buidhe deciding what to do next an dmade the decision to avoid Jocks Road going back and traversed across to Mayar and finally Dreish. Absoluteky exhausted after the decent back to the car park but buzzing with satisfaction. Great day with my mate Steve, although weather was great there is little to make me want to go back, nothing technical here....except trying to find the unassuming 6 bumps.

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 22 Feb 2010 Around Glen Shee George Greszczuk Creag Leacach, Glas Maol, Cairn of Claise, Carn an Tuirc, Carn Aosda, Carn a' Gheoidh and The Cairnwell Not Yet Rated
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