Munro Bagging

This year, I’ve been renewing my great love of the outdoors with fairly regular trips into the Scottish countryside to do some walking.

It’s been a wonderful experience and led to an interesting array of climbs up some of the 283 Scottish Munros.

Munros are those mountains in Scotland that measure 3000 feet and over. You can find out more about them, get access to a terrific set of walks and maps, and join in with other like-minded souls on Walk Highlands: http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/munros/

So far this year, I’ve successfully climbed 7 munros – not bad for someone with a damaged achilles tendon and a need to cut back on the crisps – and for the most part, it’s been an enjoyable and exhilarating time.

Here are the munros I’ve been on top of in 2010 so far:

Beinn Ime
Beinn Narnain
Ben Vane
Schiehallion
Ben Vorlich (Loch Lomond)
Bruach na Frithe *failed attempt Unhappy
Beinn a’Chroin
An Caisteal

Impressed? Well, one of the climbs up Schiehallion bagged myself a case of free beer named after the ‘fairy mountain’ after a photo of me sipping some of the delicious brew at the top of the peak was published in the Harviestoun Brewery Newsletter.

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The next few months hold more exciting adventures up the heather-draped mountains of Scotland – I cannae wait!

About Derek Shirlaw

I'm passionate about science communication, social media, and my home country, Scotland. In particular, I have a real interest in astronomy, digital marketing, and the great outdoors.
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