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There are 283 Munros - Scottish mountains over 3000 feet. Climbing all of them, or Munro-Bagging as it's usually called, is a very popular pursuit amongst the climbing and hillwalking fraternity. Despite their modest height, walking and climbing in the Scottish mountains may be made treacherous by their latitude and exposure to Atlantic weather systems. Even in summer, conditions can be atrocious; thick fog, strong winds, driving rain and freezing summit temperatures are commonplace. Winter ascents of certain Munros are widely accepted to provide among the most challenging ice climbs in Europe. Most would agree that this ever-changing weather provides much of the lure, and the rewards are some exquisite moments of light.
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