Scotland's Highest Mountains
This section of the Big Walks Club Website is dedicated to the systematic climbing and ticking off of summits from the list of the Scottish 3000ft mountains, a pursuit which has now been branded "Munro Bagging".
This pursuit dates back to 1891, initiated by Sir Hugh T Munro, who published the first Munro Tables. Recent years have seen a massive increase in popularity of Munro bagging and the list of completees now stands at over 5000.
On the summit of my first Munro -
After many years of nibbling at the edges of the Munros, I finally committed in 2008
to try and complete a Munro round. Why bother you may ask -
There were two main literary sources of information for my Munro planning. These
were The Munros -
The combination of these three sources plus some further pouring over OS maps has been sufficient to ensure the efficient use of time in the hills. I have grouped my walks into the mountain groups given in Cameron's book starting in the South then working West, North then East. A list of the Munros, with links to the information on the routes taken to each of summits, is given in the Munros completed page.
The initial area of the Munro campaign was the Southern Highlands. This was taken as the area from Loch Lomond in the south to Ben Nevis in the north and bounded by the Lawers Group in the East. All the major groups of mountains in this area were completed by 2009. After this I concentrated on the North West Highlands and the Far North and this area was pretty much complete by the end of 2012. The final phase of my Munro journey covered the Eastern Hills and these were compleated by October 2015.
If you attempting the Munros yourself I hope you find the pictures and information useful and enjoyable. Drop me a email so we can compare notes or even meet up for a Munro bagging trip sometime.