In a very heavily trailed announcement, the Glen Carron hill Sgurr nan Ceannaichean has lost its Munro Status. The hill was resurveyed by John Barnard and Graham Jackson for the Munro Society, and was found to be only 913m. In the next edition of Munro’s Tables, the Scottish Mountaineering Club will confirm that the hill will once again become a Corbett.
The mountain formerly graced the Ordnance Survey maps at 915m, just beating the metric munro equivalent of 914.4m. But, following scrutiny by amateur hill sleuths John Barnard and Graham Jackson, it will be demoted to the ranks of the Corbetts, junior cousins of the Scottish mountain aristocracy.
The hill only became a Munro in 1981, and its elevation meant that Munro-baggers climbing neighbouring Moruisg had a more interesting second Munro to include in their day. No doubt many Munroists will continue to climb it thought it is now a Corbett once more.