A Munro is a mountain in Scotland with a height over 3,000 feet. Munros are named after Sir Hugh Munro, 4th Baronet, who produced the first list of hills, known as Munros Tables. A Munro top is a summit that is not regarded as a separate mountain, in the 2012 revision of the tables, published by the Scottish Mountaineering Club, there are 282 Munros and 227 further subsidiary tops. Of these 200 have a prominence of over 150 m and are regarded by Peakbaggers as Real Munros. There are 88 Metric Munros which are Scottish mountains over 1000m with a prominence of over 200 m. The best known Munro is Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles, the Munros of Scotland present challenging conditions to hikers, particularly in winter. A popular practice amongst hillwalkers is Munro bagging, the aim being to all of the listed Munros. As of 2013, more than 5,000 had reported completing their round, before the publication of Munros Tables in 1891, there was much uncertainty about the number of Scottish peaks over 3,000 feet. Estimates ranged from 31 to 236, when the Scottish Mountaineering Club was formed in 1889, one of its aims was to remedy this by accurately documenting all of Scotlands mountains over 3,000 feet. Munro researched and produced a set of tables that were published in the Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal in September 1891. The tables listed 538 summits over 3,000 feet,282 of which were regarded as separate mountains The term Munro applies to separate mountains, while the lesser summits are known as tops. In 1992, the publication of Alan Dawsons book Relative Hills of Britain, given this they would have qualified as Corbett summits had they been under 3,000 feet. In the 1997 tables these three tops, on Beinn Alligin, Beinn Eighe and Buachaille Etive Beag, gained full Munro summit status, Dawsons book also highlighted a number of significant tops with as much as 197 feet of prominence which were not listed as Munro subsidiary tops. The 1997 tables promoted five of these to full Munro status. Other classification schemes in Scotland, such as the Corbetts 2,500 to 3,000 ft and Grahams 2,000 to 2,500 ft, require a peak to have a prominence of at least 500 feet for inclusion. The Munros, however, lack a rigid set of criteria for inclusion, with summits of lesser prominence listed. The 1997 tables ironed out many anomalies, but despite it being the highest-profile hill list in UK, during May and July 2009 the Munro Society re-surveyed several mountains that are known to be close to the 3,000 ft figure to determine their height more accurately. On 10 September 2009 the society announced that the mountain Sgùrr nan Ceannaichean, therefore, the Scottish Mountaineering Club removed the Munro status of Sgùrr nan Ceannaichean and this mountain is now a Corbett
Ben Nevis is the highest Munro and highest mountain in Britain
Campsite at Dubh-Ghleann, Glen Quoich, beside the river looking northwest to Beinn Bhreac.