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Mountains in Scotland

Scotland's mountains have been a favourite for walkers and climbers for decades now and over time, they have been classified into groups according to height. Below, you can find the information about each group of mountains and the top ten in each group.

The Munros

These are Scotland's highest mountains known as the Munros, named after Sir Hugh T.
Munro who in 1891 surveyed all the country's mountains above 3000 feet and produced
his Tables which catergorised 236 peaks that he deemed to be individual mountains.
Currently, there are 284 Munros and a further 511 'Tops' (peaks above 3000 feet which
are part of a range or ridge but which are judged not to be a separate mountain).
Climbing all the Munros, or Munro-bagging as it's usually called, is a very popular pursuit
amongst climbers and hillwalkers. The first recorded Munro-bagger to climb all the 3000-feet
peaks was the Rev. A. E. Robertson in 1901.

The Top Ten Munros are:

Ben Nevis
Ben Macdui
Cairn Toul
Sgor an Lochain Uaine
Aonach Beag
Aonach Mor
Carn Mor Dearg
Ben Lawers (3983 feet Ben Lawers range)

The Corbetts

The Corbetts is the collective name given to the 221 distinct mountains in Scotland which are
between 2500 feet and 2999 feet, and which have a re-ascent of 500 feet on all sides. These
are named after John Rooke Corbett who in 1930 became the first person to climb all the
2000-feet-high peaks in Scotland. Like Munro-bagging, Corbett-bagging is a very popular
pursuit. It has its own dedicated followers who sat in general, the Corbetts are a better day's
walking than the higher peaks.

The Top Ten Corbetts are:

Beinn Dearg
Sgurr 'Choire-bheithe
Beinn 'Bhreac
Leathad an Taobhain
The Fara
Beinn Dearg Mor
Meall Buidhe
Beinn nan Oighreag
Leum Uilleim (2982 feet Inveraray to Crianlarich)

The Grahams

The Grahams are those mountains in Scotland with heights between 2000 feet and 2499 feet.
Originally known as Elsies ('LCs' or Lower Corbetts), the 224 peaks were renamed in memory
of Fiona Torbet who published her own list of these peaks in the early 1990s.

The Top Ten Grahams are:

Beinn Talaidh
Cnoc Coinnich
Sgurr 'Chaorainn
Beinn 'Chapull
Carn an Tionail
Shee of Ardtalnaig
Beinn Shiantaidh
Creag Dubh
Cook's Cairn
The Stob (2470 ft/ 753 m; Braes of Balquhidder)

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