Munro Baggers All Aquiver
Decision on Foinaven's possible Munro status expected today - one more to bag?
Posted: 8 June 2007
Baggers are all aquiver today as they wait to hear whether or not
Foinaven, previously thought to be sub-3000 foot, has been
accorded the magical Munro status.
The mountain was re-measured by surveyors last month using highly
accurate satellite positioning equipment to see if was actually
higher than previous estimates. If there are an extra 16 inches, the
Munro tables will have to be revised and thousands of 'compleaters'
will have an extra summit to aim for...
There are currently 284 official Munros, as recognised by the
Society but both Foinaven and Beinn Dearg in Torridon are on
the brink of being upgraded.
Expect much gnashing of teeth if the pair are accorded Munro
status plus ethical debates on the validity of previous
If you want more details on Munros, take a look at www.munromagic.com
- no relation we hasten to add...
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