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The Goet (Ben Tirran)


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.
896 m (2939 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.
30 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.
Hill of hillocks (The goat)

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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  44   Ballater, Glen Clova & surrounding area

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

Ben Tirran is the highest point on a high moorland plateau close to where the plateau falls steeply into Glen Clova.

The true summit is not the cairn marked on the OS map but the trig point less than a kilometer to the NE labelled "The Goet".

Hazards you may encounter on The Goet include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
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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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Southeastern Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Broad Cairn
by Metcheck
The Goet Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include The Goet.

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 Routes that include The Goet
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 762 m 14.41 km 4.5 hrs The Goet  A popular hill walk past two beautiful hill lochs, generally on well walked paths.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of The Goet

 Baggers Gallery for The Goet

Me at the summit of The Goet 20/5/12.A great day out.

© Ian Mather

Image by Ian Mather

Kevin, Myself and David Peden summit The Goet 13/03/10.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Summit of The Goet (Ben Tirran) 16/07/09

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Loch Brandy and Corries of Green Hill 16/07/09

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark
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The Goet
by David McSporran

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James Corrigan
wrote on
October 6, 2013
Started from the busy Glen Clova Hotel and it stayed busy to near the Snub. Up the Snub for great views over the wonderfully named. Loch Brandy and West to Dreish and Mayar. From here it is on to Green Hill and onto featureless moorland and peat bog to. The Goat. Ben Tirran.The true summit is further NE than it appears. Mount Kean and Mount Battock are well seen from here.The lower Cairn is a good place for a bearing for the westerly walk to the superb Loch Wharral. The views to this from Shank of Catstea are worth the detour. West again back to Green hill and down into Grouse Butts for more great views of Loch Brandy and The Snub.Easy down from here to the Hotel.
Stephen Harte
wrote on
December 13, 2009
Walked from Invermark (Glen Lee) following the path at Inchgrundie to Glen Clova. The path runs through Wester Skuilly and Muckle Cairn at White Hill cut across to Ben Tirran. Earlier you will have seen a new electrified fence this fence runs up and over Ben Tirran, you do not need to cross the fence to hit the top. The fence is live so keep yourself and any dogs well away. The hill has some good views and get better as you walk back down towards the top of Loch Wharral . I continued the walk along to loch Brandy and down to the Glen Clova hotel staying overnight in the bunk rooms and returning to Invermark the next day.

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