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Beinn Tulaichean


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.
946 m (3103 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.
220 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.
Hill of the hillocks

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
  50   Glen Orchy & Loch Etive
  56   Loch Lomond & Inveraray

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

Beinn Tulaichean overlooks Inverlochlarig to the S and is most easily accessed from Inverlochlarig Farm at the head of Loch Doine near Balquidder. Beinn Tulaichean is effectively a peak on the SE ridge of Cruach Ardrain.

Beinn Tulaichean has three ridges, the main ridge runs NW to Cruach Ardrain and there are short ridges SSW and ESE, the latter facilitating a direct ascent from Inverlochlarig.

The top has many rocky outcrops but it is not difficult to find a route through these. If returning via Cruach Ardrain do not attempt an early descent into Coire Earb, but ascend the ridge to regain the path to Grey Height.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Tulaichean include
 Steep slopes 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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 Routes that include Beinn Tulaichean
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1480 m 15.82 km 6 hrs Cruach Ardrain and Beinn Tulaichean  A moderate route with some steep slopes and crossing an unbridged stream (easier in dryer weather).  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Tulaichean

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Beinn Tulaichean on a clear day

© Tony Dick

Image by Tony Dick

Me at the summit of Beinn Tulaichean 20.04.13

© Claire Cassidy

Image by Claire Cassidy

Billy at the top of Beinn Tulaichean.

© John MacBean

Image by John MacBean

Roger, Lynn and Tarn at the summit cairn, 28th Oct 2011

© Keith Briggs

Image by Keith Briggs
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Sc Joss
wrote on
April 4, 2011
climb these from the South. bit of a winding drive down there but a great walker friendly car park at the end of it (Balquhidder). steep but simple and quick ascent on to the Beinn good path to Cruach Ardrain and then a really nice easy bouncy descent back to the glen and onto the track. you can even buy venison at the farm on your way back to the car a much shorter day than from the other side. misses out the river crossing and generally less boggy!
Paul Hart
wrote on
January 7, 2011
Lost a car key on Beinn Tulaichean Oct 2010. If found please contact Godharty@hotmail.com. Thanks
Gus Stewart
wrote on
July 23, 2010
I chose to ignore the recommendation of the Munro "bible" and instead walked about 3k from the car park along the farm track until I was directly north of the col between Beinn Tulaichean and Cruach Ardrain. This shortened but, of course, steepened the generally grassy sloped climb up to the col which, when reached, gives the choice of going "left to Beinn T or "right" to Cruach Ardrain. Both were easy climbs to their respective summits in what was a glorious summer's day. The return journey retraced the earlier steps.
Alan White
wrote on
September 10, 2009
Tough wet going up slopes from Inverlochlarig. Thick cloud and driving rain by time of reaching the gate in the fence. Heading for the obvious break in the crags stumbled upon a faint path(rill in places) that goes over the crags, broad top and past rocky formations to the summit. Abandoned idea of Cruach Ardrain. Easier to follow this faint path in descent but beyond the gate it disappears above some barely visisible tree tops. This is very steep ground avoidable on either side. Note the two huge split rocks at rhe bottom -one topped by heather -the other apparently split by a rowan.
Alistair David MacLeod
wrote on
July 8, 2009
Climbed with Sandy Reid on Sun 5/7/09, a warm summer's day. 2 hrs got us to the top, leaving a large party of novice-walker, smoking policewomen an hour behind us. Nobody shouted "Stop, thief!" but it would have been tempting. Returning fm C Ardrain dropped R to steep wild glen rather than L to the Landrover track. No path and great exploratory feel. Unfortunately no pools deep enough for swimming but stopped for an alfresco shandy at Monachyle Mhor Hotel amd watched the red Lomond Seaplane (custom reg no G-WATR) land on Loch Voil - wonderful way to get to the pub on a drowsy Sunday afternoon.

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