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List of Furth mountains in the British Isles

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This is a list of Furth mountains in Britain and Ireland by height. Furths are defined as mountains that meet the classification criteria to be a Scottish Munro, including being over 3,000 feet (914.4 m) in elevation, but which are furth of (e.g. "outside" of) Scotland.[1][2][3] They are also called Welsh Munros, Irish Munros,[4] and English Munros respectively, or the three-thousanders,[b] as in The Welsh 3000 challenge.

Furth
View from the peak of Carrauntoohil.jpg
Caher, MacGillycuddy's Reeks, Ireland, is the only Furth to have a prominence below 30 m (98 ft)[a]
Highest point
Elevationover 3,000 ft (914 m)
Prominenceno requirement[a]
Geography
Location

Some Furth definitions add a topographical prominence above 30 metres (98 feet), akin to a Scottish Murdo, however the official Scottish Mountaineering Club ("SMC") list includes Furths with a prominence below this level.[a][5] Applying the Real Munro definition to a Furth, requires a prominence above 150 metres (492 feet), akin to a Marilyn, and these 14 Furths are marked with (‡) in the tables below.[6]

The SMC list 34 Furths: six in England, 15 in Wales, and 13 in Ireland.[7] These compare with 282 Munros and 227 Munro Tops in Scotland.[8] 33 have the 30 metres (98 feet) in prominence to be Murdos. 14 have the 150 metres (492 feet) of prominence to be Real Munros: four in England, six in Wales, and five in Ireland. 10 have the 600 metres (1,969 feet) in prominence to be P600s, which being over 3,000 ft, makes them "Super-Majors": three in England, three in Wales, and four in Ireland.

Climbers who complete all Munros and complete the SMC list of 34 Furths are called Furthists; the SMC keeps a register which numbered 631 Furthists at October 2018.[9] The first Furthist is registered as James A. Parker who completed all 34 Furths on the 19 April 1929 (having become a Munroist in 1927).[10] In 1986 Ashley Cooper became the first person to climb all the 3,000ft summits in one continuous expedition, of 111 days, 2,500km, and 150km of ascent.[10][11]

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Furth mountains by heightEdit

This list was downloaded from the Database of British and Irish Hills ("DoBIH") in October 2018, and are peaks the DoBIH marks as being Furths ("F").[c][14] The SMC updates their list of official Furths from time to time, and the DoBIH also updates their measurements as more detailed surveys are recorded, so these tables should not be amended or updated unless the entire DoBIH data is re-downloaded again.

British Isles Furth mountains, ranked by height (DoBIH, October 2018)
Height Rank Name [other] Country Section / Region County Height (m) Prom. (m) Height (ft) Prom. (ft) Topo Map OS Grid Reference Classification
(§ DoBIH codes)
1 Snowdon
[Yr Wyddfa]
Wales 30B: Snowdonia Gwynedd 1,085 1,039 3,560 3,409 115 SH609543 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,N,CoH,CoU,CoA
2 Crib y Ddysgl Wales 30B: Snowdonia Gwynedd 1,065 72 3,495 236 115 SH610551 F,Sim,Hew,N
3 Carnedd Llewelyn Wales 30B: Snowdonia Conwy/Gwynedd 1,064 750 3,491 2,461 115 SH683643 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,N,CoU
4 Carnedd Dafydd Wales 30B: Snowdonia Conwy/Gwynedd 1,044 111 3,425 364 115 SH662630 Hu,F,Sim,Hew,N
5 Carrauntoohil
[Corrán Tuathail]
Ireland 50C: MacGillycuddy's Reeks Kerry 1,039 1,039 3,407 3,407 78 V803844 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,Dil,A,VL,CoH,CoU
6 Beenkeragh Ireland 50C: MacGillycuddy's Reeks Kerry 1,008 91 3,308 298 78 V801852 F,Sim,Hew,Dil,A,VL,sHu
7 Glyder Fawr Wales 30B: Snowdonia Conwy/Gwynedd 1,001 642 3,284 2,106 115 SH642579 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,N
8 Caher Ireland 50C: MacGillycuddy's Reeks Kerry 1,000 100 3,281 327 78 V792838 F,Sim,Hew,Dil,A,VL,sHu
9 Glyder Fach Wales 30B: Snowdonia Conway 994 75 3,262 244 115 SH656582 F,Sim,Hew,N
10 Cnoc na Peiste
[Knocknapeasta]
Ireland 50C: MacGillycuddy's Reeks Kerry 988 254 3,241 833 78 V835841 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,Dil,A,VL
11 Scafell Pike England 34B: Lake District C&W Cumbria 978 912 3,209 2,992 89 90 NY215072 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,N,W, B,Sy,Fel,CoH,CoU,CoA
12 Pen yr Ole Wen Wales 30B: Snowdonia Conwy/Gwynedd 978 45 3,209 148 115 SH655619 F,Sim,Hew,N
13 Foel Grach Wales 30B: Snowdonia Conwy/Gwynedd 975 42 3,200 137 115 SH688659 F,Sim,Hew,N
14 Caher West Top Ireland 50C: MacGillycuddy's Reeks Kerry 973 24 3,194 79 78 V789840 F,Dil,VL,sSim
15 Maolan Bui Ireland 50C: MacGillycuddy's Reeks Kerry 973 41 3,192 135 78 V832838 F,Sim,Hew,Dil,A,VL
16 Scafell England 34B: Lake District C&W Cumbria 964 132 3,162 434 89 90 NY206064 Hu,F,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel
17 Yr Elen Wales 30B: Snowdonia Gwynedd 962 57 3,156 187 115 SH673651 F,Sim,Hew,N
18 Cnoc an Chuillinn Ireland 50C: MacGillycuddy's Reeks Kerry 958 54 3,143 177 78 V823833 F,Sim,Hew,Dil,A,VL
19 Na Cnamha Ireland 50C: MacGillycuddy's Reeks Kerry 957 37 3,138 122 78 V800846 F,Sim,Hew,A,VL
20 Brandon Mountain Ireland 49A: Dingle Peninsula Kerry 952 927 3,122 3,041 70 Q460116 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,Dil,A,VL
21 Helvellyn England 34C: Lake District E Cumbria 950 712 3,117 2,336 90 NY342151 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel,CoH
22 Y Garn Wales 30B: Snowdonia Gwynedd 947 236 3,107 774 115 SH630595 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,N
23 Foel-fras Wales 30B: Snowdonia Conwy/Gwynedd 944 63 3,097 206 115 SH696681 F,Sim,Hew,N
24 The Big Gun Ireland 50C:MacGillycuddy's Reeks Kerry 939 70 3,081 230 78 V840845 F,Sim,Hew,Dil,A,VL
25 Broad Crag England 34B: Lake District C&W Cumbria 935 58 3,069 189 89 90 NY218075 F,Sim,Hew,N,B,Sy
26 Cruach Mhor Ireland 50C: MacGillycuddy's Reeks Kerry 932 32 3,058 105 78 V840848 F,Sim,Hew,Dil,A,VL
27 Skiddaw England 34A: Lake District N Cumbria 931 709 3,054 2,326 89 90 NY260290 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel
28 Ill Crag England 34B: Lake District C&W Cumbria 931 49 3,054 159 89 90 NY223073 F,Sim,Hew,N,B,Sy
29 Lugnaquilla Ireland 55A: Wicklow Mountains Wicklow 925 849 3,035 2,785 56 T032917 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,Dil,A,VL,CoH,CoU
30 Garnedd Uchaf Wales 30B: Snowdonia Gwynedd 925 33 3,035 108 115 SH686669 F,Sim,Hew,N
31 Elidir Fawr Wales 30B: Snowdonia Gwynedd 924 212 3,031 696 115 SH611612 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,N
32 Crib Goch Wales 30B: Snowdonia Gwynedd 923 65 3,028 213 115 SH624551 F,Sim,Hew,N
33 Galtymore Ireland 53A: Galty Mountains Limerick/Tipperary 918 821 3,011 2,694 74 R878237 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,Dil,A,VL,CoH,CoU
34 Tryfan Wales 30B: Snowdonia Conwy 918 191 3,010 627 115 SH664593 Ma,F,Sim,Hew,N

Furth mountains by CountryEdit

The following are a breakdown of Furths by country, and also marking the highest mountain classification grade by prominence (e.g. P600, Mayilyn, Hewitt etc.).

Class (highest class shown)[d] Prominence
P600s‡  Over 600 m
Marilyns Over 150 m
Hewitts Over 30 m
Nuttalls and Vandeleur-Lynams[e] Over 15 m

English MunrosEdit

Peak Height
(m)
Prominence
(m)
OSI Grid
Reference
Highest
Class[d]
Parent
Peak[f]
Scafell Pike‡    978 912 NY215072 P600 Snowdon  
Sca Fell
Sca Fell 964 133 NY207065 Hewitt Scafell Pike         
Helvellyn 950 712 NY342151 P600 Scafell Pike   
Helvellyn
Ill Crag 935 57 NY223073 Hewitt Scafell Pike
Broad Crag 934 52 NY218075 Hewitt Ill Crag
Skiddaw 931 709 NY260290 P600 Helvellyn  
Skiddaw

(‡) Have the prominence of over 150 metres (492 ft) to qualify as a Real Monro (these are Marilyns, and/or P600s)

Welsh MunrosEdit

The 15 Welsh Furths (or Welsh Munros) are part of the Welsh 3000 Challenge.

Peak Height
(m)
Prominence
(m)
OSI Grid
Reference
Highest
Class[d]
Parent
Peak[f]
Snowdon
 or Yr Wyddfa
1085 1039 SH609543 P600 Ben Nevis  
Snowdon
Garnedd Ugain
 or Crib y Ddysgl
1065 72 SH610551 Hewitt Snowdon
Carnedd Llewelyn 1064 750 SH683644 P600 Snowdon
Carnedd Dafydd 1044 111 SH663630 Hewitt Carnedd Llewelyn
Glyder Fawr 1001 642 SH642579 P600 Snowdon  
Carnedd Llewelyn
Glyder Fach 994 75 SH656582 Hewitt Glyder Fawr
Pen yr Ole Wen 978 45 SH655619 Hewitt Carnedd Llewelyn
Foel Grach 976 40 SH688658 Hewitt Carnedd Llewelyn
Yr Elen 962 57 SH673650 Hewitt Carnedd Llewelyn  
Pen yr Ole Wen
Y Garn 947 236 SH630595 Marilyn Glyder Fawr
Foel-fras 944 61 SH696681 Hewitt Carnedd Llewelyn
Garnedd Uchaf 926 32 SH687669 Hewitt Carnedd Llewelyn
Elidir Fawr 924 212 SH612613 Marilyn Y Garn  
Tryfan
Crib Goch 923 65 SH624551 Hewitt Snowdon
Tryfan 918 191 SH664593 Marilyn Glyder Fawr

(‡) Have the prominence of over 150 metres (492 ft) to qualify as a Real Monro (these are Marilyns, and/or P600s)

Irish MunrosEdit

There are 13 Furths in Ireland listed by the Scottish Mountaineering Club, which are also referred to as the Irish Munros.

Peak Height
(m)
Prominence
(m)
OSI Grid
Reference
Highest
Class[d]
Parent
Peak[f]
Carrauntoohil‡    1039 1039 V8036584426 P600 n.a.  
Carrauntoohil
Beenkeragh 1008 91 V8013985245 Hewitt Carrauntoohil
Caher 1000 100 V7926183891 Hewitt Carrauntoohil  
Caher
Cnoc na Péiste 988 254 V8359084176 Marilyn Carrauntoohil
Caher West Top[e] 973 24 V7899084004 Caher  

Maolán Bui (centre: 4th from left)

Maolán Bui 973 41 V8321483814 Hewitt Cnoc na Péiste
Cnoc an Chuillin 958 54 V8234683338 Hewitt Maolán Bui


 
The Bones (centre)
The Bones 956 37 V8007084680 Hewitt Carrauntoohil
Brandon Mountain 952 927 Q4604511610 P600 Cnoc na Péiste  
Brandon Mountain
The Big Gun 939 70 V8400084500 est. Hewitt Cnoc na Péiste
Cruach Mhór 932 32 V8400084800 est. Hewitt The Big Gun  
Lugnaquilla
Lugnaquilla 925 849 T0320091700 est. P600 Cruach Mhór
Galtymore 919 899 R8784623788 P600 Cruach Mhór

(‡) Have the prominence of over 150 metres (492 ft) to qualify as a Real Monro (these are Marilyns, and/or P600s)

DoBIH codesEdit

The DoBIH uses the following codes for the various classifications of mountains and hills in the British Isles, which many of the above peaks also fall into:[15][16]


prefixes:
  • s sub
  • x deleted

suffixes:
= twin

See alsoEdit

NoteEdit

  1. ^ a b c 33 of the 34 SMC Furths have a prominence above 30 metres (98 feet), however, Caher West Top in Ireland, has a prominence of 24 metres (79 feet).
  2. ^ A derivation of the Himalayan Eight-thousander
  3. ^ The Database of British and Irish Hills ("DoBIH") is the most referenced database for the classification of peaks in the British Isles,[12] and the DoBIH is licensed under a "Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License".[13]
  4. ^ a b c d Because all Furths are over 3,000 feet (914.4 m), and therefore meet all the elevation threasholds of Hewitts and Nuttals/Vandeleur-Lynams (P600s and Marilyns do not have elevation threasholds), the only differenciation is on prominence. 10 have the prominence to be Therefore, the colouring given to a Furth in the tables, is based on the highest definition of prominence that the Furth achieved.
  5. ^ a b Nuttalls refers to mountains in England and Wales, the Irish equivalent of Nuttalls is the Vandeleur-Lynam list
  6. ^ a b c Parent peak is a term used in topographic prominence which can produce results that seem unusual, but are based on the specific guidelines used by the OSI in estimating prominence, and the hierarchy of prominence.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Furth at www.munromagic.com. Accessed on 4 Feb 2013.
  2. ^ Some Mountains, Hills and Summits of Great Britain at www.jbutler.org.uk. Accessed on 4 Feb 2013.
  3. ^ The Munros at where2walk.co.uk. Accessed on 4 Feb 2013.
  4. ^ "Ireland's Munros". Ireland's Own. 26 June 2018.
  5. ^ The Furths at www.hill-bagging.co.uk. Accessed on 20 Mar 2013.
  6. ^ "Magnificent munros: 17 Scottish mountains to bag in your lifetime". The Telegraph. 13 April 2017. Of the 282, 200 are said to have a summit prominence of over 150 metres and are therefore known as "real monros", but that's for another day.
  7. ^ "Hill Lists: Furths". Scottish Mountaineering Club. The list of peaks of 3000ft or more within the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland outside (furth) of Scotland. There are currently 34 Furths.
  8. ^ "Hill Lists: Munros". Scottish Mountaineering Club. The current list contains 282 peaks. The SMC maintains the list of Munros. In recent times the list has only been altered to reflect updates to nationally recognised topographic data (i.e. data recognised and adopted by the Ordnance Survey). We record all such changes as hill news.
  9. ^ Clerk of the List (October 2018). "Compleators". Scottish Mountaineering Club. The SMC hold a record of Munros, Corbetts, Grahams and Donalds compleators.
  10. ^ a b Simon Glover (June 2018). "FURTHS AND FURTHISTS". FurthSummits.
  11. ^ Wakely, Tim (28 November 2016). "Images from a Warming Planet: Interview with Ashley Cooper". Destinations Magazine. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  12. ^ Jackson, Mark. "More Relative Hills of Britain" (PDF). Relative Hills of Britain. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  13. ^ "Copyright". Database of British and Irish Hills. 3 August 2018. We place no restrictions on use of the data by third parties and encourage authors of other websites and applications to do so. We just ask users to observe the terms of the Creative Commons license
  14. ^ "Background to the lists". Database of British and Irish Hills. 2 August 2018.
  15. ^ "Classification". Database of British and Irish Hills. 3 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Welcome to the online version of the Database of British and Irish Hills (DoBIH)". HillBagging. Retrieved 8 November 2018.

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