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Monday, 12 November 2012

Dr. Thomas Molony's quest to become a Munroist

Dr. Thomas Molony, a regular visitor to Butiama, is on a mission to climb 283 mountains in Scotland. He has climbed 28 already. Known as the Munros, these are mountains of a height of more than 914.4m above sea level. A comprehensive description of the Munros is found here.

While the heights of these mountains are relatively modest they pose considerable challenges to mountaineers, because of exposure to Atlantic and Arctic weather systems.
Dr. Thomas Molony at the summit of Meall Ghaordaidh, his 28th Munro, in August 2012.
The attempt to climb all the Munros is called "Munro bagging" and one who accomplishes this task is called a Munroist. I have asked Dr. Molony to keep me abreast of his future Munro climbs and will be looking forward to addressing introducing him to fellow mountaineers as "Munroist Dr. Thomas Molony."

Dr. Molony is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre of African Studies of the University of Edinburgh. He is also putting final touches to a biography on the late Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere.

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