Munros Quiz – Test Your Knowledge of Munro Facts

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Fancy yourself quite the brain box when it comes to Munro mountains of Scotland? Put your knowledge to the test in this 20 question Munros Quiz and find a host of other interesting facts and figures about Scotland's Munros right here.

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Whether you’re a Munro compleatist, someone working towards that goal or just a casual Munro hiker, here’s a quiz to put your knowledge of Scotland’s Munros to the test.

20 multiple questions.

No Googling! Play fair!

 

The Munros Quiz

The Munros Quiz

Have you done the quiz?

How did you do? Don’t read on till you’ve done it because we’re about to give you 20 fast facts about Scotland’s Munros and we don’t want to ruin any of the quiz question answers for you.

So make sure you’re finished before scrolling on.

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20 Facts About Scotland’s Munros

And here you go, 20 fast facts for those new to the world of Munros and Munro bagging:

Certainly! Here are the facts without source citations:

1. A Munro is defined as a Scottish mountain over 3,000 feet in height. But not all 3000+ feet mountains qualify. 


2. Sir Hugh Munro published the first list of these mountains, known as Munro’s Tables, in 1891.


3. There are 282 Munros in Scotland as per the latest records.


4. The first completion of all Munros was done by the Rev. A. E. Robertson in 1901.


5. Ben Nevis is the highest Munro, at 1,345 meters (4,413 feet).


6. Ben Lomond is the Munro furthest south


7. In addition to 282 Munros, there are also 226 Munro Tops (mountains over 3,000 feet but which do not qualify as Munros)


8. The Munro furthest East is Mount Keen


9. The activity of climbing all Munros is referred to as “Munro bagging.”


10. The northernmost Munro is Ben Hope


11. Those who have climbed all the Munros are termed “Compleatists.”


12. Isabel (Meta) Bremer was the first woman recorded to have climbed all the Munros in 1947.


13. The Isle of Skye houses 12 Munros, with 11 sitting on the intimidating but beautiful Black Cuillin.


14. The fastest known time to complete all Munros is 31 days, 23 hours, and 2 minutes.


15. The Inaccessible Pinnacle on the Isle of Skye is the only Munro requiring technical rock climbing equipment


16. The second highest munro is Ben Macdui at 1,309m


17. 1,309m may sound high – but the route to Ben Macdui can be started from the Cairngorm ski centre car park which sits at an elevation of over 600m


18. The Cuillin Munros are acknowledged as the most challenging to bag often requiring advanced navigation and scrambling skills


19. The Cuillin range is notable for its unique basalt and gabbro rock formations.


20. The most remote Munros are those in the Fisherfield Forest, where keen baggers will find 5 munros and a beautiful Corbett as well.

Tempted to start bagging them yourself?

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