If your about at Torridon in September this is worth a visit. The Munro Society Legacy in the Torridon Community Centre.

From the Munro Society – Thanks Alan Watt – You may be busy with the forecast that is about for the weekend.

“The Munro Legacy Exhibition opened today in the Torridon Community Centre until 26th September 2019. Superb venue. Finished setting up at 1530 and had our first visitors at 1531!

The Munro Society

Founded in 2002 membership is open to mountaineers who have climbed all the Munro summits in Scotland as listed in Munro’s Tables – currently there are 282 mountains of Munro status with a height of 3000ft or more above sea level. Many such Munroists, who are often said to have ‘compleated’*, register their detail with the Clerk of the List. This official list is maintained by the Clerk on behalf of the Scottish Mountaineering Club and now exceeds 5,000 names. However, a substantial percentage of ‘compleaters’ do not register their details for a variety of reasons.

The Munro Society welcomes all Munroists who have compleated whether or not they have registered with the Clerk of the List.

The Society exists to bring together the wealth of mountain experience that members have accumulated and thus provide a forum in which to share interests and concerns as well as creating opportunities for convivial gatherings.

The Munro Society.

The objectives of the Munro Society are:

  • To secure access to and conservation of Munros as areas of wild mountain land.
  • To foster social and cultural exchange between members.
  • To establish and maintain an archive of material relative to the Munros and Munroists.

* The term ‘compleation’ has been used by various Clerks of the List for many years. Compleat is an archaic spelling of complete.          

For more information see http://www.themunrosociety.com/

Photo Munro Society – Alan Watt.

The Munros

It was a race to finish
A list to complete
For a name in a book

Like a lover, then gone.

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.

For years we took you for granted.

Heavy Whalley.

I am always looking back on the Munros days what a great way to learn about this wonderful country, the mountains their hidden secrets, friendship on the hills and of course it’s people. Then you have so many other hills all with their secrets and tales you are spoiled for choice.

On one of the tops on An Teallach a traverse is not complete until you have done the complete traverse ? Great views of the ridge one of the great Munros.

Go and have fun and savour
Those Munro days in the sun.

My first Munro was with my Mum and Dad on Bidean Nam Bian Peak of the Mountains at 3773 feet (1150 metres) the 23 highest Munro with my Mum and Dad I was very young. We met Hamish that day as we were a bit lost near Church Door Buttress ( My Dad was a minister) and Hamish McInnes helped us of it was wet and misty and wild, we were lost. He still remembers it and I will never forget that day and how he helped us. It is amazing that Hamish became a friend through Mountain Rescue it took me years to tell him that young kid was me. As always Hamish remembered the story. Its a very complex mountain with 9 separate summits and three huge Corries in Glencoe. It is amazing where that first Munro took me.

Hamish the great man. He likes yellow as well.

About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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