Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to conquer Scotland's Munros - also known as Munro bagging. Munros are Scottish mountains over 3,000 ft, and are named after Sir Hugh T Munro (1856 - 1919), the first man to survey and catalogue them. There are 282 in total - the ultimate challenge is to bag them all!
Why go Munro bagging?
Munro bagging is a popular way to explore Scotland's highest mountains. Some walkers find it a handy way to decide which mountain to climb, for others it becomes a serious goal to complete, and bagging Munros is also a great way to raise money for charity.
What's with the words?
Like most sports, Munro bagging has a language of its own - it's a little eccentric, but we think it's kind of cute. Each summit reached is another bagged, and a step closer to the coveted 'compleation' of a round, which is when a walker has climbed all 282 Munros. If you're wondering about the spelling it's the archaic version of complete, making it all sound very traditional! When you 'compleat' a round, you can be referred to as either a 'Compleatist' or as a 'Munroist'. Either way, the sense of achievement is immense.
Munros by numbers
- Height: Over 3,000 ft (914.4 m)
- Number: 282
- Highest peak: Ben Nevis - 4,409 ft (1,344 m)
- List first published: 1891
- Fastest round: 39 days, 9 hours and 6 minutes, by Munroist Stephen Pyke in 2010.