Canine Completers

In the 120 years since Rev. A.E Robertson became the first person to complete a round of Munros, over 7000 people have registered their completions on the Scottish Mountaineering Club’s official list of Munroists.

However, not all completers are human. Many people enjoy hillwalking accompanied by their canine companions and several of these dogs have gone on to complete their own rounds of Munros, Corbetts and Donalds.

Canine Compleaters

One of the founding objectives of The Munro Society was to ‘maintain an archive of material relating to Munros and Munroists’ and this webpage aims to recognise and record the achievements of the remarkable dogs who have completed a Munro round alongside their owners. Thank you to all the owners who have written about their dogs and shared their memories of them. Click on the dog's name in the table below to read their stories.

If you would like to register your dog’s completion of any of the Scottish Mountaineering Club lists (Munros, Munro Tops, Corbetts, Grahams or Donalds) please contact Anne Butler (President, The Munro Society) via email info@themunrosociety.com

Munro Completions
Dog’s name Owner Munro Date
Kitchy Hamish Brown Sgurr Alasdair 6th June 1971
Teallach Heavy Whalley Bidein a’ Ghlas Thuill 7th November 1983
Storm Hamish Brown Beinn Eibhinn January 1985
Crowdie Clair Hutchings Schiehallion 28th August 2008
Skye John Dunbavin Ben Hope 1st October 2008
Kerry Peter Sinclair Ciste Dhubh 10th October 2009
Penny Graeme Morrison Ben More (Crianlarich) 11th October 2014
Ben Wyvis 8th August 2015
Rabbie Lynsey Fitzpatrick Maol Chean-dearg 25th December 2014
Molly Elizabeth McKinnon Beinn Ime 5th September 2015
Alfie Eric Fulton Bla Bheinn 27th September 2015
Jake James Baird Sgurr Fiona 26th July 2019
Genghis Mac Wright Sgurr na h-Ulaidh 28th September 2019
Meg David Brown Ciste Dhubh 25th August 2021
Betty Shona Marshall Am Basteir 15th April 2022
Ossian Marianne Pritchard Ben More, Mull 17th September 2022
*All bar one. Dogs with * against their names have climbed all the Munros with the exception of the Inaccessible Pinnacle.
Alfie* Frank Westerduin Sgurr nan Gillean 22nd August 2021

 

Corbett Completions
Dog’s name Owner Corbett Date
Grover Raymond Shaw Clisham 12th August 2003
Molly Anne Butler Garbh Bheinn 3rd June 2012

 

Donald Completions
Dog’s name Owner Donald Date
Ralph Anne Butler White Coombe 24th August 2020

Sharing a day in the hills with your dog is a rewarding experience but you must remember that you are responsible for your dog’s safety and wellbeing at all times. Please follow the link below for help and advice on preparing your dog for a safe and enjoyable day on the hill: Taking the dog | Mountaineering Scotland