Bert Barnett is a hill bagger, jam maker and photographer, with a particular interest in mountain flora. He is based in Blairgowrie and has climbed over 90% of the high hills, many of them several times. He also designs and draws plans for bothy renovations, including the Red House by the Geldie Burn and the toilets for Corrour bothy in the Lairig Ghru.
Ann Bowker is a hill bagger, writer and photographer based in the Lake District. She was the first woman to climb all the Marilyns apart from five in the St Kilda group. Along with her late husband Rowland, she was one of the most renowned and prolific hill baggers for many years.
Alan Dawson was born in Everton a long time ago and has been well suited to a life of obscurity. However, he has been surprised to win several world-class awards during his otherwise uneventful life. For example, he won a prize for English O Level when he was 15, he topped the batting averages one season for Strathclyde University staff cricket team, and he won a joint runners-up prize in the 2008 Mirehouse poetry competition for his epic Map 90: Borrowscale Cycle even though it did not have any musical backing at the time. In 2020 he set up Pedantic Press because it saved him the trouble of finding anyone else to publish his stuff.
Hugh T. Munro (1856-1919) was a hill bagger and list compiler of renown, as well as a keen dancer and unionist politician. His life and work has been well described elsewhere and has provided the inspiration for numerous hill-related books and for the formation of The Munro Society in 2002.
Myrddyn Phillips is a hill bagger, hill surveyor, blogger and researcher based in Welshpool. He is the compiler of several comprehensive lists of the hills of Wales, and of the Fours, the 400-metre hills of England, with Aled Williams. He runs the Mapping Mountains blog and website.
Paul Richardson (1947-2003) was a hill bagger, long-distance walker, nature lover and keeper of detailed logs and journals. He died from oesophageal cancer the year after retiring from his job as a psychiatric nurse.