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The Top 500 Summits in Britain and Ireland
We have top 500 lists for travel destinations, cities, food and drink and the like. Most of the lists are subjective and impossible to complete, but the Top 500 Summits is totally factual and can be done. The list comprises the highest 500 summits in Britain and Ireland with a drop of 500 feet on all sides. 430 of the summits are in Scotland, from Ben Nevis (4,411 feet) the highest, to Creag Dhubh (2,479 feet) the lowest. Most of the Munros qualify for the list and all the Corbetts qualify.
As somebody born and brought up in Newcastle, I wanted to include the mountains of the English Lake District, Wales and Ireland in the list which added a further 70 summits. It has taken me a lifetime to climb them all starting with Goat Fell on the Isle of Arran in 1969 and finishing on Monamenach, near Glenshee, in 2016.
I would be interested in any thoughts on this list, and would like to hear from anyone who has climbed or is thinking of climbing all these mountains.