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.
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
his Tables which catergorised 236 peaks that he deemed to be individual
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:
Sgor an Lochain Uaine
Carn Mor Dearg
(3983 feet Ben Lawers range)
Corbetts is the collective name given to the 221 distinct mountains in Scotland
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 Mor
Beinn nan Oighreag
Leum Uilleim (2982 feet Inveraray to Crianlarich)
Grahams are those mountains in Scotland with heights between 2000 feet and 2499
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:
Carn an Tionail
Shee of Ardtalnaig
The Stob (2470 ft/ 753 m; Braes of Balquhidder)
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