The Angry Corrie 55: Oct-Nov 2002


At the junction of 10th and 8th (Munro rounds)

The first day of September saw a curious coincidence: not only did Robin Howie complete his eighth round of Munros on Meall a'Chrasgaidh, but Steven Fallon finished his tenth round on the Loch Earn Ben Vorlich. Both were such remarkable achievements that it seems appropriate to provide a breakdown of the two men's final Munros over the years - along with those of the only other people known to have completed more than six Munro rounds:

Stewart Logan (born 1938; current home: Bothwell)

1: Ben More (Mull) 6 June 1981
2: Carn a'Chlamain 4 August 1984
3: Ben Vorlich (Sloy) 15 August 1987
4: Beinn Bhuidhe 13 August 1989
5: Beinn Bhuidhe 2 June 1990
6: The Devil's Point 6 June 1992
7: Sgurr nan Eag 27 May 1994
8: Bla Bheinn 26 May 1996
9: Carn Dearg (Ossian) 2 May 1998
10: Schiehallion 31 December 1999

Steven Fallon (1962; Dalgety Bay)

1: Fionn Bheinn 21 June 1992
2: Sgurr nan Gillean 17 April 1994
3: Ben Hope 16 April 1995
4: Ben Avon 8 June 1996
5: Ladhar Bheinn 9 June 1997
6: Slioch 7 November 1998
7: Bidean nam Bian 13 November 1999
8: Schiehallion 12 August 2000
9: Bruach na Frithe 28 October 2001
10: Ben Vorlich (Earn) 1 September 2002

Robin Howie (1938; Edinburgh)

1: Carn Dearg (Ossian) 16 May 1982
2: Ben More (Crianlarich) 20 October 1984
3: Beinn Eighe 14 November 1987
4: Sgurr nan Conbhairean 13 May 1990
5: Schiehallion 5 December 1992
6: Braeriach 9 September 1995
7: Meall a'Bhuiridh 24 July 1999
8: Meall a'Chrasgaidh 1 September 2002

Hamish Brown (1934; Burntisland)

1: Sgurr na Ciche 5 January 1965
2: Gairich 7 December 1969
3: A'Chralaig 28 December 1970
4: Ben More Assynt 21 July 1974
5: Ben More Assynt 20 December 1975
6: Ben Lomond 16 June 1978
7: Beinn Teallach 5 January 1985

All bar Steven Fallon have also completed a round of Corbetts (Brown: Baosbheinn 13/10/76, Logan: Beinn Mheadhonach 4/8/84, Howie: Canisp 26/4/86). Brown (Cushat Law 4/11/82) and Logan (Innerdownie 2/9/87) have been round all the Donalds. None of the four has, as yet, completed the Grahams.

The total number of Munros climbed by Stewart Logan and Steven Fallon at the point of their tenth completions are remarkably similar: 2895 and 2883 respectively. Note that these figures are nowhere near the highest Munro tallies: at least four people have climbed 3000+ Munros, with Richard Wood over 6000 (just one complete round).

Fallon calculates that he has climbed a total of 5068738ft on the Munros, covering 13540 miles in 1042 days.

The highest number of rounds for a woman is six, by Geraldine Guest-Smith (Robin Howie's late wife).

The first person to complete two Munro rounds was Philip Tranter (26/9/64, Ben More Assynt). The first to reach three, four, five, six and seven rounds was Hamish Brown, as above. The first to reach eight, nine and ten rounds was Stewart Logan, as above.


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