The Best (in our opinion)
When Sir Hugh Munro first published his Munros Table in 1891, little could he have guessed that completing the Munros would take off as a phenomenon.
The Munros are mountains in Scotland over 3,000ft (or less romantically, 914m) and there are currently 282.
The 3,000ft rule is pretty much the only criteria. This causes a few problems when you get subsidiary summits of 3,000ft or above that are too close to the highest point or not enough descent / re-ascent between them for them to be considered separate Munros (rather they are called Munro tops, but are not included as Munros).
As for what constitutes enough distance or descent / re-ascent is purely subjective, undefined and the decision sits now with the Scottish Mountaineering Club.
However, challenging yourself to complete the Munros will take you on adventures you wouldn't believe and to some of the remotest parts of the Scottish Highlands. I often get asked what my favourite Munro is. And it's a difficult one to answer. It depends on who I'm with, what season it is and what the weather is doing. One mountain can be benign with stunning views on one day or an epic scare fest depending. They are all magnificent in their own way.
Below I've listed some of the best days out on the Munros. I am perfectly happy to do these circuits as a private guide or indeed, any of the Munros. Some (such as Liathach in winter or the Aonach Eagach) I will bring someone in who specialises more with ropework - MCI/WMCIs. You can hover over the map for a quick index by region.
Just get in touch if interested - but hopefully these will provide some inspiration!
Central & South
North & South Cairngorms
North West Highlands
Summer Mountain Leader
Winter Mountain Leader
Rock Climbing Instructor
LGBT+ and BAME friendly
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