The online guide contains information on all 283 munros

The online guide contains information on all 283 munros

A mountain guide originally written by a luminary of Scottish hillwalking has been updated and is available online.

Anne Butler and Mike Dales have brought the late Irvine Butterfield’s Munros and Corbetts Guide up-to-date for the Mountaineering Council of Scotland’s website.

The guide is one of the most popular downloads on the site.

The update includes the information that Sgurr nan Ceannaichean has lost its munro status and is now a corbett, following a resurvey in 2009.

The guide is available as a series of web pages and there are also guides to accommodation, advice from the MCofS on mountain safety and minimal-impact mountaineering, plus information on maps and guidebooks.

The council’s membership development officer Mike Dales said: “Our Munros and Corbetts Guide is a great source of information. I’m sure that lots of hillwalkers will visit these pages to pick up useful advice and to help them towards their ultimate goal of completing a round of the Munros and Corbetts.”

The guide can be seen on the MCofS website.

Yorkshire-born Irvine Butterfield made his home in Scotland and completed his own round of the munros in 1971. He was active with the Scottish Wild Land Group, the Mountaineering Council of Scotland, the Munro Society and the John Muir Trust.

He is best known for his tome The High Mountains of Britain and Ireland, Volume 1.

There are 283 munros, over 3,000ft (914.4m) and 220 corbetts,over 2,500 feet (762m) and under 3,000ft,

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