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List of Munro mountains

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This is a list of Munro mountains and Munro Tops in Scotland by height. Munros are defined as Scottish mountains over 3,000 feet (914.4 m) in height, and which are on the Scottish Mountaineering Club ("SMC") official list of Munros.[lower-alpha 2][1][2] In addition, the SMC define Munro Tops, as Scottish peaks above 3,000 feet (914.4 m) that are not considered Munros.[1] Where the SMC lists a Munro Top, due to "insufficient separation", it will also list the "Parent Peak", a Munro, of the Munro Top.[lower-alpha 3][3] As of 6 September 2012, there were 282 Scottish Munros after the SMC confirmed that Beinn a' Chlaidheimh had been downgraded to a Corbett and as of 10 December 2020, there were 226 Scottish Munro Tops after Stob Coire na Cloiche, a Munro Top to Parent Peak Sgùrr nan Ceathramhnan, was surveyed at 912.5m and was deleted as a Munro Top and downgraded to a Corbett Top.[4] The current SMC list totals 508 summits.[5]

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Munros and Munro Tops
Beinn a' Chroin in Crianlarich is the youngest Munro. Its classification was changed by the SMC from a Munro Top to a Munro in 1997.
Highest point
Elevationover 3,000 ft (914.4 m)
Prominenceno requirement[lower-alpha 1]
Location282 Scottish Munros
226 Scottish Munro Tops

While the SMC does not use a prominence metric for classifying Munros, all but one of the 282 Munros have a prominence above 30 metres (98 ft), the exception being Maoile Lunndaidh at 11 metres (36 ft);[lower-alpha 4][7] and apart from Am Basteir, all other Munros have a prominence above 50 metres (164.0 ft). In contrast, 69 Munro Tops have a prominence below 30 metres (98 ft), however, 14 Munro Tops have a prominence above 100 metres (328 ft), and the most prominent, Stob na Doire, is 144 metres (472 ft). The Munro Top, Càrn na Criche, would rank as the 5th largest Munro, if judged only on height.[8]

Some authors have attempted to redefine Munros based on objective metric criteria. As of 6 September 2012, 202 of the 282 Munros had a prominence above 150 metres (492 ft). Such hills have been called Real Munros or Marilyn Munros. No Munro Top had a prominence above 150 metres (492 ft) (i.e. no Munro Top was a Marilyn). 130 Munros had a height above 1,000 metres (3,281 ft) and a prominence above 100 metres (328 ft), while 88 had a prominence above 200 metres (656 ft). Both categories have been called Metric Munros.[9] None of these classifications have achieved significant popularity.

The list of Munros dates from 1891, and 255 of the 282 Munros below, were on the original 1891 list;[2] while 28 of the 226 Munro Tops, were once Munros.[8] Climbers who complete all Munros in the prevailing Munro's Tables are called Munroists, and the first Munroist was A. E. Robertson in 1901; his is recorded as Munroist Number 1 on the official SMC list, which by 31 December 2022, numbered 7,390 names.[10] Munroists are eligible to join the Munro Society.[11]