Skip to page content
Sale - new lines added
Home » News » Charity seeking Munro baggers

Delivery Country and Currency Selector

Please select your delivery country from the drop down below.

Please select your currency from the drop down below.

Update site with selected country and currency

We now ship to United Kingdom from £0.00

If you are not visiting from United Kingdom please select
your country from the drop down below.

Continue To GO Outdoors


Charity seeking Munro baggers

Posted 21 December 2009
Back to News

Charity seeking Munro baggers
Bookmark and Share
Those who fancy getting some hiking equipment and climbing a Munro could do so for charity next year.

Wateraid is looking for sponsored climbers to volunteer to climb the 3,000 ft Scottish mountains to raise money for projects to bring clean water to parts of the third world that lack it.

Run by Scottish Water, the event will take place on June 12th, with event organisers hoping that every one of the 283 peaks will have somebody climbing it.

In addition to the Munro's, organisers are also hoping people will climb the 19 'furth of Scotland' - honourary Munros elsewhere in the British isles - a list including four mountains in England, eight in Wales and seven in Ireland.

Those taking part may wish to invest in a trekking pole, men's walking boots or women's walking boots and will be in good company if they take part, as Wateraid supporters include Alan Hinkes, the first Briton to climb all 14 of the world's 8,000 metre peaks.

The Scottish Mountaineering Club had classified 284 peaks as Munros until September this year, when a new survey of Sgurr nan Ceannaichean found it to be 913.43 metres (2,997 ft) high.

Posted by Elaine Arthur