I was delighted to receive the other day this lovely volume from The Munro Society, especially as it includes some of my own work. I’ll reproduce that in due course on these pages, but for the moment I’m trying hard to catch up with a backlog of postings.
The Munro Society was formed in 2002 and has done much good work in promoting the Munros, reviewing some of their heights, and producing voluminous environmental data.
It’s objectives are set out as follows:
- To secure access to and conservation of Munros as areas of wild mountain land.
- To foster social and cultural exchange between members.
- To establish and maintain an archive of material relative to the Munros and Munroists.
This 177 page A5 volume falls within the second and third objectives and is a labour of love on the part of Julian Foot, who has compiled the anthology from an assortment of narratives from members who between them re-climbed every Munro during 2012. The styles of the numerous contributors vary greatly, and each entry is limited to about five hundred words, so you shouldn’t get too bored, though I don’t think many, if any, of the contributors are professional writers.
It’s not a guide book, just a lovely selection of stories. I’ve dipped into it and will enjoy reading the rest of it shortly.
Well done, Julian.
Whilst Munro Society members will have received their copies, further copies are available, as detailed here.