Peaky blinders: Celebrating Scotland’s Munros

Image copyright SAIS Southern Cairngorms Image caption The view to Braeriach, the third highest mountain in Britain and one of Scotland’s 282 Munros, in a painting by the Scottish Avalanche Information Service

To mark 100 years since the death of mountaineer Sir Hugh Munro, whose name is used to describe Scottish mountains with a height of 914 m( 3,000 ft) or more, we asked climbers to pick their favourites from the list of 282 peaks.

“That’s a very difficult question, ” says outdoor novelist, photographer and long-distance walker Chris Townsend when asked to name the Munro closest to his heart.

“Overall I think my favourite is Ben Macdui, because of its situation at the heart of a huge area of wild land and spectacular mountain scenery.”

Soggy Ben Nevis can be remarkably dry In scenes: Scotland’s mountains Image caption The summit of Ben Macdui in the Cairngorms Image caption Chris Townsend says it is hard to pick a favourite Munro Image caption Climber Natalie Berry on Ben Nevis Image caption Celebrations on Meall Ghaordaidh near Killin after a Munroist pouched his final Munro. Picture by Will Stark, Edinburgh Image caption Helen Rennard on Bidean nam Bian in Glen Coe Image caption Lochnagar in a scene taken by the Scottish Avalanche Information Service Image caption Slioch in an image taken by the Scottish Avalanche Information Service Image caption Fiona and her husband Gordon on Liathach in Torridon Image caption At the top of Ben Starav. Simon Wallace captured these scenes for BBC Scotland’s Your Pictures while climbing three Munros in nine hours with his son Image caption Scotland’s mountains continue to fascinate many people today

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