Munros and Corbetts
Munros are Scottish mountains over 3,000 feet (914 metres) originally listed by the late Sir Hugh Munro. The term "Munro” is more commonly applied to the mountains, and those who climb them all are termed Munroists. There are 283 Munros. 'Compleaters' of the Munros may wish to be added to the Compleaters List, maintained by The Scottish Mountaineering Club. To register you need to contact The Clerk of the List - full details are on the SMC website.
Corbetts are Scottish mountains over 2,500 feet (762 metres) and below 3,000 feet (914 metres) originally listed by the late John Rooke Corbett. Unlike Munros the mountains’ definition is based on a criteria of 500 feet of ascent on all sides. Those who climb them all are termed Corbetteers.
The ascent of the Munros is a popular hill walking pastime and that of ascending the Corbetts is also rapidly gaining in popularity.
For those who have completed ascents of both Munros and Corbetts, there are also those hills described as Donalds and Marilyns to think about!
As an introduction to hill walking in Scotland download the Visitor’s Guide to the Munros and Corbetts written by author and hill gangrel, Irvine Butterfield and available from the Visitor Guides pages.