Welcome to MunroDrone
The hills in Scotland over 3000ft(914m) are affectionately named “Munros” after Sir Hugh Munro(1856-1919) who compiled the first and original list of Munros in 1891. A “Munro” differs from a “Munro Top” with the former being a stand alone feature and the latter being a summit not regarded as a separate mountain above 3000ft(914m)
The “Munro List was revised in 2012 by the Scottish Mountaineering Council (SMC) to include all 282 “Munros” and 227 “Tops”.
Conducting a round of all the “Munros” is known as “Munro Bagging” and is as popular as ever.
- The highest Munro is also Britains highest mountain Ben Nevis.
- The most Northerly is Ben hope.
- The most Southerly Munro is Ben Lomond.
- The most Easterly is Mt Keen.
- The most westerly is Sgurr na Banachdich.
Records to the quickest round of the Munros stand at 40 days!! Speed merchants who try to complete the Munros in as quick time as possible are known as Munro Fleas!! Others may take a more leisurely approach to the pace they complete “their” Munros.
What amazes me about Munro Baggers is that they come from all walks of life, all ages but all with the same love for the outdoors and Scotlands Hills. They revel in the glow of satisfaction of taking pride in the tenacity and sometimes skill required to undertake at times quite gruelling and challenging walking. They do this in all weathers.
I too love the Scottish Munros and with 25 years experience in the outdoors decided to put together a once stop site with suggested Munro routes with videography both from the air and the ground to help in the planning stage of your next adventure.
Thanks for all the walkers/climbers who have stopped to chat to me when I have been in the hills and encouraged me in my efforts.
This is for you.