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The Actuary The magazine of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries

Memorable Munros

It seems like a very short time ago that Harvie Brown, past president of the Faculty of Actuaries, issued his challenge to actuaries to climb all 286 Munros (Scottish mountains over 3,000 feet) during the Faculty’s 150th anniversary year. Using some actuarial latitude we extended the deadline to 30 June and by that time had only 15 remaining on the list. Despite falling just short of our target, the main purpose of the challenge was to boost fund-raising for CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association Scotland). The fund raising target of £50,000 for the year was comfortably exceeded with a total in excess of £70,000 raised. Many thanks to all who contributed during the year.
A prize was offered for the best Munro-related photograph. The quality of the pictures was extremely high and, consequently, the 150th Anniversary Committee has extended the number of prizes awarded. The editor has kindly agreed to give us space to show some of the highly commended pictures too.
The prizewinners are shown on the left. The other pictures shown have been highly commended by the judges (including the front-cover photograph).
The 150th Anniversary Committee would also like to recognise the exceptional efforts of Dave Duncan, Allan Martin, and Colin Ledlie. The first two for the number of Munros bagged over the course over the year and Colin for managing to bag 14 Munros in the course of a single day.