Carn an Tuirc

Summary for Carn an Tuirc

Carn an Tuirc is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area Glen Shee to Mount Keen as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as Glen Shee East )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
1019 metres / 3343 feetNO174804Karn ern ToorkCairn like peak of the wild boar
LocationAccess
Glen Shee to Mount KeenHillphone, tel: 013397 41997
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Details for Carn an Tuirc

Carn an Tuirc is a munro which is part a group of four, and rises gently on the north western side of this high moorland plateau. The others munros in the group are Cairn of Claise (1064 metres) , Tolmount (958 metres), and Tom Buidhe (957 metres). The eastern side of this flat topped munro lie craggy slopes dropping down into Glen Callater. Also to the east approximately 3km sits the munro Tolmount which can be accessed easily. From Glen Callater which is to the north a bulldozed track climbs on to the long east twisting northern ridge upto an altitude of 940 metres which is on the north eastern edge of Carn an Tuirc. On the western and southern sides of this munro are steep slopes which drop down to the Allt a' Gharbh Choire below. From the northern slopes a path leads westerly down to Allt a' Gharbh Choire and eventually to the A92 road in Glen Clunie just 2km north of the Glen Shee Ski Resort. On the ridge that runs to the south-east of Carn an Tuirc the munro Cairn of Claise is linked via a col. The four can be climbed in a round tour from the head of Glen Clunie or even add Glas Maol & Creag Leacach for a longer outing.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Carn an Tuirc is Forty-Nine

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