The mountains in Scotland over 3,000 feet (914 metres) in height are called the Munros. Named after Hugh Munro, the first person to compile a list of them in 1891, there were were 283 munros.
The list has grown and shrunk over the years, with the latest revision in September 2009 bringing the number back to 283 after Sgurr nan Ceannaichean was re-measured and found to miss the magic height by 1 metre.
The Munro Society has since re-measured Beinn a'Chlaidheimh in Fisherfield and found it to be under 3,000ft and no-doubt this will also shortly cause the list to be ammended further !
If you're starting off hillwalking or thinking about munro-bagging, then have a look at the easiest Munro walks.
A list of the Munros by region, name and height.
See all the Munros and other hills on a clickable map.
Download a list of all the munros ready for you to tick off !
Links to other munro sites :
Scottish Mountaineering Club's Munro page - lots of information on munros and a list of all the munroists, many with photos
Ramsay's Round - 23 munros above Glen Nevis in under 24 hours.
Charlie Campbell's website - details his record set in 2000.
Stephen Pyke's blogspot - details his 40 day record set in 2010.
Munro Society - for all those Munroists out there !
Munro Magic - more munro routes.
Angry Corrie - hillwalking fanzine unleashed in 1991 and is still going strong.