The challenge that started it all in 1891. Includes mountains in Scotland at least 3,000 ft / 914.4 m high that satisfy the subjective measure of being "separate" mountains. Possibly the oldest peak challenge in existence, it was originally compiled by Sir Hugh Munro in 1891 and since then has occasionally been modified by the Scottish Mountaineering Club (SMC). Height and prominence values taken from the latest data in the Database of British Hills ( Special thanks to peakery member Mark Trengove for help with this challenge.


Highest peak

Ben Nevis

4,411 ft / 1,344 m

Most prominent peak

Ben Nevis

4,411 ft / 1,344 m

Most summited peak

Ben Nevis

99 summits

Most difficult peak

Sgurr Dearg—Inaccessible Pinnacle

Class 5

Difficulty breakdown

Class 5+ 1 peak

Top climbing months

May   26%

August   22%

September  10%