Munro Facts – thanks to Anne Butler

A big thanks to the “Munro Queen” Anne Butler.

At the end of 2021 there were 7096 Munroists on the Scottish Mountaineering Club ‘List of Compleators’.

Of those 7096 people:
9.7% have also completed the Munro Tops
10.5% have completed the Corbetts
9.4% have completed the Furths (3000ft hills in Wales, Ireland and England)
3.2% have completed the Grahams
3.8% have completed the Donalds
1% have completed a Full House (Munros, Munro Tops, Corbetts, Furths, Grahams and Donalds).

Anecdotally, it is believed that approximately 15% of Munro completers choose not to register their completion with the SMC.
There is no Munroist No. 284 on the list, this number is dedicated to ‘The Unknown Munroist’, all those people who choose not to register.
Munroist No. 5639 is N. O Body, allocated when a double registration was removed.
The male/female split on the list is 77/20% with 3% unknown.

356 of the listed completers are multiple Munroists:

257 people have completed 2️⃣ rounds
59 have completed 3️⃣ rounds
16 have completed 4️⃣ rounds
10 have completed 5️⃣ rounds
5 have completed 6️⃣ rounds
2 have completed 7️⃣ rounds
1 person has completed 8️⃣ rounds
5 have completed 🔟 rounds
1 person has completed 1️⃣6️⃣ rounds

Notable achievements:

  • In 1901 Rev A. E Robertson became the first person to complete the Munros.
  • In 1923 Rev R. Burn became the first person to complete the Munros and Munro Tops.
  • Paddy Hirst (No.10) was the first female completer in 1947.
  • Steve Fallon (No. 1045) is the current record holder with 16 completions and he is well on his way to 17.
  • Stewart Logan (No.327) has completed 10 rounds of Munros and 10 rounds of Munro Tops. A total of 5100 summits over 3000ft (allowing for reclassifications). He has also completed a Full House.
  • Richard Wood (No. 88) has climbed over 8300 Munros and 3650 Corbetts.
  • Bert Barnett (No. 3112) has completed 5 rounds of Munros, 3 rounds of Munro Tops, 3 rounds of Furths, 4 rounds of Corbetts, 3 rounds of Grahams and 3 rounds of Donalds. A total of 4150 summits.
  • In 2020 Donnie Campbell compleated the fastest Munro round in 31 days, 23 hours.
SMC Photo

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Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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