What is Munro?


A Munro ( listen) is a mountain in Scotland with a height over 3,000 ft (914.4 m). They are named after Sir Hugh Munro, 4th Baronet (1856–1919), who produced the first list of such hills, known as Munros Tables, in 1891. A Munro top is a summit over 3,000 ft which is not regarded as a separate mountain. As of the 2012 revision of the tables, published by the Scottish Mountaineering Club, there are 282 Munros and 227 further subsidiary tops. The most well known Munro is Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles, with an altitude of 1,344 metres (4,409 ft).

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Lachie Munro
... Lachlan Munro (born 27 November 1986) is a New Zealand professional rugby player who is a product of Auckland Grammar ... In 2007 Munro played for the New Zealand 7s side and also the New Zealand under 21s side ... In 2008, Munro moved north and has since played with Northland ...
Càrn Nan Gobhar (Mullardoch) - Geography
... The north western ridge links to the adjoining Munro of Sgurr na Lapaich via the Bealach na Cloiche Duibhe ... The north eastern ridge leads to the Munro “Top” of Creag Dubh (947 metres) ... Creag Dubh has a prominence of 93 metres and was designated as a mountain in Sir Hugh Munro’s original list of 1891, but was downgraded to a top in 1921 ...
Les Munro - Wartime Incidents
... In an 2006 interview Munro said "I would be the first to admit that I was pretty lucky ... tours would say that luck was on their side." Munro took part in Operation Taxable in conjunction with the D Day landings in Normandy in which the Lancasters flew precise, elongated circuits ... German shore batteries firing on the "Ghost" convoy Munro described the operation in his logbook as Munro's co-pilot on this operation was Wing Commander Leonard Cheshire, the squadron's commanding ...
Les Munro - Post Military
... Following his career in the military, Munro returned to New Zealand where he worked as a property valuer for a time and then on farms in the King Country before establishing his own farm near Te Kuiti ... Munro attended the 60th Anniversary commemoration of the Dambusters raid, along with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in May 2003 at RAF Lossiemouth ... As the last living pilot of the strike team, Munro, joined the production crew in Masterton as technical adviser on a remake of the film ...

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