Tomorrow I am heading of to Loch Arkaig for a Corbett party with a pal, Heather who hopes to complete on Geal Charn 804 metres hopefully the weather will be okay? I am staying the night nearby in a Bed and Breakfast and we hope to have a meal after the hill all being well. It will be a fun day.
The Corbetts are the mountains in Scotland between 2500 and 3000 feet high, with at least 500 feet of descent on all sides.
The Corbetts area great journey and I missed out in a lot of them in the past due to other interests and I am not far off finishing as well. I am glad that I can savour them now as I get older and can savour these days, into many new areas. I thought I knew Scotland well but I am having some great days on these hills and they are not easy. My advice if your near them when fit and young grab them while you can some are very big days. Many are just great journeys to the wild places into rarely visited areas that give outstanding views and great days out.
Its not been a great week still felling a bit rough after the weekend with an upset stomach and my camera and watch breaking after a hard life. The altimeter watch was bought in 2001 for the Everest Trip and has done well packed in. I am “heavy handed”and my camera after 4 years also gave up the ghost but its out in all weathers and that is life when you treat gear roughly like I do.