AGM 2015The 2015 AGM was held on the 11th of April at the Birnam Institute. Read the full report.
Results of Skye Heightings
Knight’s Peak on the Pinnacle Ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean, a Munro top listed at 915m (3002ft), was surveyed in September. The height falls 16.5cm (6in) short of 3000 feet. The Basteir Tooth was found to be 1.2m (4ft) higher than previously recorded. See here for more details.
Knight’s Peak – Britain’s Most Difficult Mountain Survey
Knight’s Peak on the Pinnacle Ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean on Skye is a Munro top listed at 915m (3002ft). It will be surveyed in September by G and J Surveys with The Scottish Mountaineering Club and the Munro Society. See here for a press release.
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.
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.
The Munro Society Newsletter No.38 - December 2016 - Has now been sent out to members. The first three pages can be downloaded from the link below.
The Munro Society Journal
The Munro Society Journal No.4 was sent out to members in December 2016
TMS Mountain Reporting
The web-site TMS Mountain Reports contains a database of Mountain Reports compiled by members of The Munro Society.
Meall Gaineimh - A New Munro Top?
Meall Gaineimh - on the Ben Avon plateau - was recently surveyed by Myrddyn Pillips and his team. The following article details the survey and also contains a video.