Congratulations Mike on becoming a ‘compleator’

A ‘compleator,’ is the name given to a person that has climbed all the Scottish Munros. These peaks take their name from Sir Hugh Munro (1856 – 1919). Sir Hugh’s groundbreaking list of 282 highest mountains in Scotland was first published as ‘Munro’s Tables’ in the ‘Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal’ in 1891.

A Munro is any peak over 3000ft (914.4m) Ben Nevis being the highest at 4411ft (1,345m).

Mike completed the list on Thursday 4 April by climbing Ben More on the Island of Mull. He was accompanied by family and friends who celebrated his achievement with a glass of Champagne at the top (as pictured), and again, at the bottom with his proud parents, Ann and Cliff.

Editor’s note: Congratulations Mike – a great achievement.