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Mountain set to lose Munro status?

Posted 9 August 2011
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Mountain set to lose Munro status?
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The Munro status of a Scottish mountain may be revoked after a survey using advanced GPS equipment indicated it was below the 3,000 ft mark, something that may interest those looking to don their hiking boots and tick off the list.

G & J Surveys carried out checks on three mountains in the Fisherfields area of the Highlands, with Beinn a'Chlaidheimh being measured at 2,998.5 ft, rather than its previously calculated 3,005 ft.

The Munro Society said it has "undertaken to consider the implications for Munros and Corbetts tables when the Ordnance Survey updates its map of the area".

That may indicate the society is not necessarily happy to accept the findings, which could create a controversy over the tables.

The other peaks - Munro Ruadh Stac Mor and Corbett Beinn Dearg Mor - had their respective statuses confirmed by the survey at 3,014 ft and 2,973 ft.

If the results are accepted, it will be the second time a mountain has lost Munro Status thanks to G & J surveys showing it to be below 3,000 ft, the other being Sgurr nan Ceannaichean in 2009.