WHAT IS A MUNRO?
Munros are mountains that are found across Scotland.
HOW HIGH IS A MUNRO?
The height of Munros in Scotland are mountains 3,000 ft (914.4m) or over.
HOW MANY MUNROS ARE THERE IN SCOTLAND?
There are in total 282 Munros across Scotland. The highest Munro is Ben Nevis at 4,411 ft (1,345 m), though there are lower, but arguably more challenging Munros to climb, such as the 12 airy peaks of the Black Cuillin on Skye and the UK mainland's narrowest ridge walk - the Aonach Eagach - in Glen Coe.
WHAT IS MUNRO BAGGING?
Munro bagging is a popular pastime in Scotland where walking enthusiasts challenge themselves to climb as many of the peaks as they can - over 6,000 people, called 'compleatists' (or Munroists) have climbed them all so far.
WHY ARE THEY CALLED 'MUNROS'?
If you're wondering about the spelling above, it's an archaic, though we think a cute version of 'complete', which all adds to the tradition of the pursuit. It's also a pastime to savour, however, if you're a mountain goat and want to challenge the quickest round record, set by Munroist Stephen Pyke in 2010, you'll have just 39 days, 9 hours and 6 minutes!
Why not explore our hills and glens if you need something as a warm up before tackling our Munros?