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Mountain body confirms Munro update plans

Posted 2 September 2011
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Mountain body confirms Munro update plans
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The Scottish Mountaineering Club (SMC) is simply waiting for new Ordnance Survey Maps to reflect the changed height measurement for Beinn a'Chlaidheimh before they formally reclassify the mountain, an official at the body has confirmed.

A recent survey using ultra-accurate GPS equipment by G&J Surveys for the Munro Society found the mountain was below the necessary 3,000 ft qualifying height for Munro status, at 2,998.5 ft.

An SMC statement in response had appeared to stop short of confirming their acceptance of the findings, unlike their prompt acceptance of the previous discovery that Sgurr nan Ceannaichean was too low, a finding the Ordnance Survey (OS) backed.

However, honorary conveyor of publications for the SMC Rab Anderson said: "Once any height information has been ratified by the OS we will reflect any changes in other publications and on our website."

He said he was not waiting for G&J Surveys to conclude its work before confirming any revisions to the tables.

Other mountains tested by the surveys included Beinn Teallach, which was found to retain its Munro status by a mere 20 centimetres, this making it 3,000.62 ft.