What's a Marylyn - or is it some joke linked to Munro?
A Marilyn is a hill with an ascent of at least 150m on all sides. There are 1542 of them to go at!
Fellwanderer. As I posted two days ago I understood it to be 152 metres, based on 500 feet, not 150 metres. Perhaps there are 1554 of them at 152 metres and just 1542 of them at 150 metres, so we might both be correct on that. Maybe someone well versed in such matters could comment on whether the dozen of them in this two metre range are really worth climbing.
I think we're both right - and wrong!
Not sure where I got the 1542 from - I thought it was from http://bubl.ac.uk/org/tacit/marilyns/
but I can't find it now.
I suppose the official figures should be taken from http://www.rhb.org.uk/
and they give 1554 and 150m of ascent. Still, I'm sure the number of Marilyns will change over time - ther have been at least 19 added since the original list back in 1992.