AGM Birnam Institute April 20th 2013The 2012 AGM and Irvine Butterfield Memorial Lecture were held at the Birnam Instute on April 20th 2013. See here for more details.
Munro Society ArchivesThe Society's archive material are held in the AK Bell Library in Perth and catalogued on the library's website. Examples with Images and information on some of the material are now available on the Munro Society's site and can be viewed here.
MQI Bulletins 6 & 7
Download MQI Bulletin 6 here and Bulletin 7 here and the progress tracker here. Previous bulletins, containing fascinating information and updates supplied by the participants, and full information on the project can be downloaded from the MQI page here.
Beinn a’Chlaidheimh no longer a MunroGrough, the web based newspaper giving 'the inside view of the outdoor world' has reported that the SMC have reclassified Beinn a'Chlaidheimh as a Corbett. Read the article here.
10th Anniversary Anthology Update
All of the 163 walks for this project launched in the August newsletter have now been allocated. See here for the walks allocated.
Heighting the Gaick Corbetts Leathad an Taobhain (912m top) and Beinn Bhreac
On 15th and 16th June the TMS heightings team measured these two hills both mapped as 912m by the OS. See here for more details.
Beinn a'Chlaidheimh height officially updated.
After analysing the results from the Fisherfield Heightings in July the OS have updated the height of this hill on the latest 1:25,000 electronic 'Get a Map'. Their analysis gave a height of 914m with an accuracy of /- 0.10m.More details.
Early Munroists DVDs
Iain Robertson is the subject of the latest DVD in the Early Munroists series. (see here) .
The Munro SocietyFounded in 2002 membership is open to mountaineers who have climbed all the Munro summits in Scotland as listed in Munro's Tables - currently there are 282 mountains of Munro status with a height of 3000ft or more above sea level. Many such Munroists, who are often said to have 'compleated'*, register their detail with the Clerk of the List. This official list is maintained by the Clerk on behalf of the Scottish Mountaineering Club and now exceeds 5,000 names. However, a substantial percentage of 'compleaters' do not register their details for a variety of reasons.
The Munro Society welcomes all Munroists who have compleated whether or not they have registered with the Clerk of the List.
The Society exists to bring together the wealth of mountain experience that members have accumulated and thus provide a forum in which to share interests and concerns as well as creating opportunities for convivial gatherings.The objectives of the Munro Society are:
- To secure access to and conservation of Munros as areas of wild mountain land.
- To foster social and cultural exchange between members.
- To establish and maintain an archive of material relative to the Munros and Munroists.