Munro bagging

Munros are Scotland's mountains, with a height of over 3000 feet (914m). In total there are 282 Munros. They are named after Sir Hugh Munro, who produced the first survey and list of the Munros.

Below are a few tales from bagging the Munros. Those who bag all of the Munros are know as 'completers' or 'compleaters' - I am not one of those, yet. One day!

Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn)

There are two Ben Vorlichs, one at Loch Earn (this one) and one at Loch Lomond. Often climbed with neighbouring Stuc a’ Chroin, we unfortunately had to omit the latter due to rather bad weather – one for another day.

The route up Ben Vorlich itself is straightforward, if slightly relentless in the ascent, with a decent path leading to the top.

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Lawers Ridge

Having previous bagged Meall a’ Choire Leith and Meall Corranaich, I decided it was about time to bag the other five Munros that make up Lawers Ridge. All things considered, this is a relatively straightforward route with the only challenge being the descent of the north-east face of An Stuc – which is steep (not helped by the terrible route I picked!).

It is, however, a long walk. Reaching Meall Greigh, our fifth and final Munro of the walk, was something of a relief.

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Beinn Narnain

For some years now, I’ve done a birthday walk – normally a Munro. In 2015 this was Beinn Narnain.

Beinn Narnain can easily be done with Ben Ime to create a circuit route for a day of walking, however having done Ben Ime some years previously we chose instead to do The Cobbler. At around 900m The Cobbler does not quite reach Munro status, but is a spectacular Corbett and very enjoyable to explore.

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Ben Wyvis

While visiting Inverness for a wedding I took the chance to catch-up with some friends from university, who also hosted me for my stay, and bag another Munro. This time, Ben Wyvis.

The highest point for some distance, Ben Wyvis offers great views across the surrounding countryside – or so I’m told. It was rather windy, cloudy, and wet when we ascended. Nonetheless, it is a straightforward Munro which we did it in about four hours, with a short lunchbreak at the top.

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