“Bagging Munros” has been growing in popularity over the past few years.
The objective of a “Munro bagger” is to summit as many munros as possible – with the ultimate aim of collecting them all!
However, with 282 to choose from where should you get started? Which Munros should top your list?
We have worked with MunroDrone to help choose a top 5 to get you started… (plus some stunning video to go with).
This Munro is, to many, THE Munro to not only walk but also photograph. It has a dramatic setting with sublime views.
The ridge consists of two Munros (Bidein a Ghlas Thuill and Sgur Fiona) and if you continue on and complete the whole ridge there are some exposed rough scrambling and exposure. How you are with exposure will dictate how you tackle this classic.
If you are just content on ticking off the two Munros you can return the same way and miss the exposure. Either way pick a good day and make plenty of time to take photographs of the awesome views that go on and on.
Ben Nevis is the United Kingdom’s highest mountain. It is only natural you will want to add this to your Munro count!
The route up the well-trodden “tourist” path shows nothing of the true shock and awe of “The Bens” northern face.
The route up the CMD Arête is far more interesting and really immerses you in the bosom of the biggest of them all’s shadow. You also get a bonus in the shape of the Munro Carn Mor Dearg and a cracking arête to ridge walk as it curls up towards your final destination.
This where the contour line was devised by Charles Hutton as he devised a method of measuring the earths mass in the 18th century. Contour lines helped him do this and as such are still used today on mapping to show relief and height.
The conical shape of Schiehallion is identifiable a long way off. This Munro is an ideal starter Munro with a well-maintained path up towards a broad ridge with no obvious difficulties.
As with all Munros things can change in bad weather and Schiehallions broad ridge has few obvious reference points in bad visibility/white out. Get the weather for it and as a day out this is hard to beat.
All in all, it is a cracking Munro and varies character as all Munros walk dependent on season.
Ben Lomond is close to the populated central belt and is the most southerly Munro. Because of this it can be quite busy. It has a well-maintained path that goes through mixed woodland to start with before gaining height to more obvious hillside. Reach the summit on a quiet day and the fantastic views down Loch Lomond are really spectacular. Find out more
This is one of the Torridon greats and has a brutal ascent followed with draw dropping exposure once the ridge is gained.
In winter, it needs a cool head and serious winter skills. It is arguably one of the great mainland ridge walks and because if its remoteness really feels larger than life.