Munro Challenge Update

Published: 20 February 2002

Latest on the Munro Challenge and information about the Munro Challenge Workshop on Thursday 28 February.

The Munro Challenge on 25 May will be an opportunity to have a day on the hills and fight heart disease. We aim to put hillwalkers on every Munro summit and raise funds for the British Heart Foundation Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre to be built at the University of Glasgow.

The organisers are still keen to recruit many more walkers. Information leaflets and booking forms are now available. Email your postal address to for a leaflet and recruit your friends too. The Munro Challenge is open to the wider public, not only University of Glasgow alumni, students and staff.

For those who want to take part but are new to hillwalking we are organising workshops. The first Munro Challenge Workshop will be held on Thursday 28 February 2002. The venue is the College Club, Gilmorehill Campus between 5.30pm and 7.30pm. The agenda is as follows:

  • Welcome
  • Scotland's Munros and how we intend to cover them
  • Preparation and Safety on the hills
  • BHF Cardiovascular Research Centre
  • Photographic competition, design a t-shirt, question session

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided at the workshop. Please inform Kirsty Craig ( if you and/or members of your team plan to attend this session by Friday 22 February to allow her to cater for sufficient numbers.

There is the possibility that a pasta meal can be served following the workshop if there is enough interest (there must be a minimum of 30 participants). If you would like this meal which will be £5 per head, payable on the night, please let Kirsty Craig know by Friday 22 February.

Teams should consist of two or more members. The organisers recommend that at least one member of the group is an experienced walker. To give less experienced walkers the chance to sign up for walks prior to 25 May the organisers are looking for volunteers who are experienced walkers and are prepared to take 2 or 3 less experienced walkers out in the next 2 months. Let Kirsty Craig ( know if you would be prepared to do this or indeed if you would like to sign up for these walks. There will also be a chance to do this at the workshop on 28 February.

The University of Glasgow Sport and Recreation Service are planning a Hillcraft Course in April. The organisers recommend that inexperienced walkers attend this course. Please contact Lisa Dunn ( for more details.

For University insurance purposes, all participants will be asked to complete a disclaimer form.

Kirsty Craig, Events Co-ordinator, University of Glasgow. Tel 0141 330 2503.


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First published: 20 February 2002