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
Steven Fallon (1962; Dalgety Bay)
1: Fionn Bheinn 21 June 1992
Robin Howie (1938; Edinburgh)
1: Carn Dearg (Ossian) 16 May 1982
Hamish Brown (1934; Burntisland)
1: Sgurr na Ciche 5 January 1965
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.