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Climbing skills featured in Munro documentary

Posted 3 August 2010
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Climbing skills featured in Munro documentary
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The need to use a climbing rope to complete a round of the Munros was emphasised in a BBC documentary on the Scottish 3,000 ft peaks shown last night (August 2nd).

Presenter Nicholas Crane undertook a roped ascent of the Inaccessible Pinnacle on Skye, the only one of the 283 Munros that requires a rock climb to get to the summit.

He said reaching the top had scratched an itch that he had long had, ever since first coming to the base of the rock tower as a boy.

The programme noted the Rev Archibald Robertson - the first person to claim to have completed of the list of peaks compiled by Sir Hugh Munro - had climbed the summit of Sgurr Dearg below rather than the pinnacle, since the former was on Sir Hugh's list as the main mountain top.

Climbing the Innaccessible Pinnacle by rope was one of the tasks recently undertaken by a man who broke the record for completing the full list of Munros in the shortest time period.

Englishman Stephen Pyke managed all the mountains in 39 days and nine hours between April 25th and June 3rd this year.

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