All peaks in Scotland at least 4000 ft high with at least 100 ft prominence. The very tip of the Munro iceberg, this challenge is the gateway drug to years of Munro adventures. The Scottish 4000 footers lie in 2 compact regions, one near Fort William and the other in Cairngorms National Park. A hiking/hill-running challenge, not involving mountains in permanent snow. Challenge created and maintained by peakery member Mark Trengove.


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

86 summits

Most difficult peak

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Difficulty breakdown

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Top climbing months

August   24%

June   17%

May   16%

"With friends Rhona Fraser, Robin Howie and Ken Thomson. To celebrate my 80th birthday I had previously ascended the highest mountains of England, Wales and Northern Ireland (Scafell Pike, Snowdon and Slieve Donard). Today I completed the celebration with the ascent of Ben Nevis by the tourist route from Glen Nevis Visitor Centre. The weather forecasts had been for not so good weather but the day before the forecast changed for the better to no rain and this was, indeed, the case on the day. Lots of others were making the ascent including a lady also celebrating her 80th birthday by making the " - Ben Nevis, peter43, Aug 26, 2017
"Took the 'tourist' path up from the Ben Nevis Inn, detoured off for Carn Dearg NW top before summitting. It surprised me that the top was still covered in snow, it was mostly cloudy but nice views to the West of some very appealing peaks. Descended by the same route. On the way a HM Coastguard helicopter turned up - a walker had fallen and bloodied their nose but were quickly airlifted away. At the lake past the half way point, I climbed Meall an t-Suidhe." - Ben Nevis, vygodski, May 17, 2017
"Very hard work navigating up Cairn gorm in severe weather; strong winds and driving hail, complete white out at summit, had to pace on a bearing for extended periods. Weather cleared somewhat after the summit, quite a quick descent." - Cairngorm, adambarras, Apr 27, 2017
"1st day of a walking week in Scotland. Fine sunny day with a little cloud on the top, joined the "tourist route" above the Lochan. Alot of people on the mountain with it being Sunday. " - Ben Nevis, davidlong, Aug 15, 2010
"During a weeks walking trip to Scotland, met up with friends from Fort William and went up Carn Mor Dearg. Started off a fine sunny day, some clouds rolled over whilst on the summit, but then disappeared. An excellent walk with good views of the NE face and ridges of Ben Nevis. I had done the full traverse of the 2 mountains several years earlier, but this time, because of time constraints, did not go onto the Ben." - Carn Mor Dearg, davidlong, Jun 4, 2008