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    The Munros – Five Of The Six Scotland’s Highest Mountains


    The Munros - Cameron McNeish

    The Munros - Cameron McNeish

    Hi Janice ! You know I’m a born player and since nobody has answered your question still,  I’ll give it a try myself.  I leave it to you to talk about the statue of Sherlock Holmes in Edinburgh.  😉  I remember you’ve taken beautiful close-ups of it during our last trip and don’t forget to talk about  the  “Conan Doyle” which is just across the street. What a pity we  didn’t have time to share a drink in that picturesque old green front pub. You often learn many interesting things and find a lot of ‘souvenirs’ displayed in that kind of place. Next time, maybe.

    The Munros - Scotland's Highest Mountain

    The Munros - Scotland's Highest Mountains

    So fast is growing our  list of things to do or see in Itinerary 7 that I think we’ll have to stay several months in Scotland to carry it out then  !!! Why not climbing our first Munro for example ! Hum…wishful thinking but that’s another kind of challenge, a little more difficult, I think, than  simply answering to your question about the beautiful Scottish mountains.

    So you  say that the Cairngorms are home to five of the six highest  mountains  in Scotland,  all munros . Let us see… we already know that there are 247 Munros in Scotland (above 3000 feet) and that Ben Nevis is the first one of them with 4409 feet (1344 m). Let me take a very interesting book I’ve bought recently. It contains a table of all the Munros and there is even a column  to write down the date when you’ve climbed one. It’s the big thrill in Scotland, to climb them all in one’s life. I like the idea even if everybody knows here how I hate heigths. But to make photos from up there… wow ! Cameron McNeish’s book is very interesting and contains stunning pictures. There are even the translation of the gaelic names of the mountains. Not negligible.

    Scotland's Highest Mountains - The Munros

    Winter Scene on Scotland's Highest Mountains - The Munros

    And now Janice, here’s my answer:

    Ben MacDui 4295 ft  (1309 m)

    Braeriach 4252 ft  (1296 m)

    Cairn Toul 4236 ft  (1291 m)

    Sgor an Lochain Uaine  4127 ft (1258 m)

    Cairn Gorm 4081 ft  (1244 m)

    By the way, did you know Ben Macdui was  the second highest mountain in the United Kingdom, after Ben Nevis?

    I’ve learned it on Wikipedia and also that it  lies on the southern edge of the Cairn Gorm plateau, on the boundary between Aberdeenshire and Moray. How beautiful these mountains !! Que c’est beau !

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