The Munros are the mountains of Scotland with a summit height of more than 3000 feet. They were originally classified by Sir Hugh Munro in the late 1800's in his Munro's Tables. There are some additional classification rules regarding whether a mountain is separate from other hills around it and in order for a mountain to now classify as a Munro, it must be 500 feet higher than the nearest hills around it, known as prominence.
The list is in a state of almost constant change and there are currently 282 Munros, the list being classified and maintain by the Scottish Mountaineering Club. Someone whol finishes all the Munros is known as a Compleator or Compleationist. There are around 4000 or so of these hardy folk and I never expect to be included in that number.
My list of Munros is very small, as follows:
|Ben Nevis||1344m (4409 ft)||26th May 2008|
|Ben Lawers||1214m (3984 ft)||8th Jul 2008|
|Beinn Ghlas||1103m (3620 ft)||8th Jul 2008|
|Schiehallion||1083m (3554 ft)||11th Oct 2008|
|Buachaille Etive Mor (Stob Dearg)||1022m (3352 ft)||12th Oct 2008|