- Munroist. – How many have completed – how many never reported ? This is the updated list from the Scottish Mountaineering Club Website, http://www.smc.org.uk/munros/
I loved doing the Munros I did not have a car when I started and had to hitch to many and was lucky to be in the RAF Mountain Rescue Team at RAF Kinloss managing to get many done with the Team. There were many who said they spoiled a day and a mountain should not be in a list as there are many better hills than those that reach the magic 3000 mark. It was great training for me and you got to know Scotland well and my first Munros book was a well ticked and battered book at the end when myself and Tom MacDonald completed on the same day on Different Hills we were then known as – Munro Compleatists
Munro Compleatists Those who complete (compleat!) the Munros can record this fact and receive the magic number by writing in to The Clerk of The List e).
Notification of compleation and any amendments to the List should be sent
in writing only, to:
David J. Broadhead
Drynie Park North
Muir of Ord
Enclose a SAE to ensure a reply. Mr Broadhead, The Clerk of the List, is always interested in how long you have taken, the first and last hills, age, and plans for the future.
In return you will receive your Munroists number and details on the purchase of a tie, or brooch. Additionally, an A4 SAE should ensure that you will also receive a Compleation Certificate, suitable for framing, with your unique number, signed by the Clerk of The List. Mr Broadhead will also be pleased to hear from anyone who has completed the Corbetts. More details of this in the Journal.
Additionally, a list of current compleaters is published annually in the SMC Journal.
Since then the reported numbers are as taken from the SMC Website and makes Interesting reading – How the numbers reported have soared.
- 1901 – 1970 – 96 Munroists
- 1970 – 1980 – 211 – (115)
- 1980 – 1990 – 721 – (510)
- 1990 – 2000 – 2310 – (1800)
- 2000 – 2015 – 5855 +
- How many never reported ? Why don’t you do it now its not too late?
Since then I have done the Munros several times and the tops which to me are a great challenge – would you agree ?
My best day was Tranters Round with my Dog Teallach a big day for us but what journey together. We knew the hills well and after two attempts managed it .
Named after Philip Tranter, who first completed it in 1964, this is considered to be Scotland’s original 24 hour challenge, before being extended by Charlie Ramsay in 1978. It is a round of some 36 miles and over 20,000′ taking in 19 Munros in the Mamores, Grey Corries and Aonachs together with Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis. It still remains a creditable and rewarding challenge in its own right.
A Munro is a mountain in Scotland with a height over 3000 feet. Munros are named after Sir Hugh Munro (1856–1919), who produced the first list of such hills, known as Munros Tables, in 1891. A Munro top is a summit that is not regarded as a separate mountain and which is over 3,000 feet. In the 2012 revision of the tables, published by the Scottish Mountaineering Club, there are 282 Munros and 227 further subsidiary tops.
What is your favourite Munro ?
Mine is An Teallach – plus so many more. # Favourite top Am Bastier “The Tooth”
Great views from the Munro tops do few visit these summits grand hills in their own right?
There are so many other great days where you can get so many Munros done in a day but now it is time to savour and enjoy them.
The original list has been pruned new technology has changed a few heights and the list is monitored by those that police such matters, Many call these lost hills the forgotten Munros ? All worth a visit in my view!
My good friend Andy Lawson sent me this:
Using the latest version of the Database of British Hills, I just did a comparison of the original 1891 Munro list with the current list.
There are 32 summits in the original Munro list which are no longer in the current list, so yes the list has changed a fair bit.
(His website www.mountainsofscotland.co.uk is a great site with lots of useful information.)
|Beinn a’Chroin East Top [Beinn a’Chroin]||940.1||NN 39399 18587|
|Beinn a’Chuirn||923||NN 35999 40916|
|Beinn Cheathaich||937||NN 44409 32653|
|Meall a’Churain||917.2||NN 46282 32474|
|Clach Leathad||1098.9||NN 24036 49311|
|Sgor Choinnich||929||NN 44363 68314|
|Sgairneach Mhor (old GR)||963||NN 59500 72748|
|Glas Mheall Mor||928||NN 68063 76948|
|Beinn Iutharn Bheag||953||NO 06524 79113|
|An Socach East Top||938||NO 09898 80571|
|Carn Bhac SW Top||920|
|Carn Eas||1089||NO 12257 99254|
|Creag an Leth-choin [Lurcher’s Crag]||1053||NH 96840 03331|
|Carn Ban Mor||1052||NN 89379 97194|
|A’Choinneach||1017||NJ 03209 04824|
|Meall Dubhag||998||NN 88041 95543|
|Creag an Dail Mhor||972||NO 13187 98208|
|Carn Cloich-mhuilinn||942||NN 96861 90677|
|Geal-charn||920||NH 88404 01405|
|Carn Ban [1891: Carn Mairg]||942||NH 63191 03170|
|Carn Ballach (SW Top)||919.8||NH 64355 04463|
|Stob Poite Coire Ardair East Top [Crom Leathad]||1050|
|Beinn a’Chaorainn South Top||1049||NN 38640 84505|
|Sgurr na Lapaich||1036||NH 15418 24380|
|Carn na Con Dhu||967||NH 07273 24178|
|Bidean an Eoin Deirg||1046.5||NH 10364 44313|
|Creag Dubh||947||NH 19973 35066|
|Slioch – Trig Point||980||NH 00502 68862|
|Sgurr Dearg – Cairn||978||NG 44388 21544|
|Beinn an Lochain||901||NN 21868 07962|
Any views? I am speaking to the Munro Society in the next few weeks and would value any input.
The Munro’s – Thanks Sir Hugh
It was a race to finish
A list to complete
For a name in a book
For years we took you for granted
Like a lover
So many great memories
Now the hills are battered
By so many feet?
Who are we to criticise
we have all used you?
For many the first is
like love, life changing?
So many are now enjoying
what we had when young.
Go and have fun and savour
Those Munro days in the sun.
Heavy summit Schiehallion 24 July 2014
On 8 th round – and sadly still single married to the mountains and wild places!