Mountain Aid is a great charity and best to my heart they do a lot of work for Mountaineers.
During May, June and July 2019 Mountain Aid, the hillwalkers’ charity, organised a successful fundraising campaign “Corbetts for Courses”.
Over the three months over 200 ascents of Corbetts (Scottish hills between 2 500 ft. and 3 000 ft. and a drop of at least 500 ft. all round) were undertaken by more than 70 participants, some four legged, many climbing several hills.
The sum of almost £1200 was raised for Mountain Aid. This will enable the charity to fund its navigation and winter skills courses which are free to participants.
Highlights of the event included ascents of:
Ben Aden, a remote hill in Knoydart, accessed by canoe along Loch Quoich
West coast hills accessed by private yacht
The Corbetts on the islands of Rum, Skye, Harris, Arran, Jura and Mull And Goatfell at night.
Many of the Corbetts along the Stevenson Way during a three-week trek
A spokesperson for Mountain Aid said, “We would like to thank everyone who took part in the event and made it such as success, whether that be by climbing a Corbett, making a donation or supporting others in their endeavours. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Mountain Aid will be able to continue to provide freetraining courses for the next year”.
Further information available at www.mountainaid.org.uk
Mountain Aid is a volunteer-run Scottish Charity (SC040294) with the objective of promoting mountain safety. Established in 2009, the charity is the successor to the well known Boot Across Scotland.
Mountain Aid activities include:• An annual programme of free “experiential” navigation, winter skills and outdoor first aid training courses.• A series of free mountain safety lectures at venues across the country.• Organising Skills for the Hills and Scottish Mountain Safety Days. These exhibition style events offer hill-goers a chance to meet and talk to agencies involved in the great outdoors in Scotland.
Compared with the more popular Munros, the Corbetts are spread further across Scotland, stretching down into the Borders, west into Ardgour and featuring on many more islands. There are 222 of these distinctive mountains, whose height ranges between 2500 and 3000 feet, with descent of at least 500 feet from adjacent hills. The challenge of completing all the Corbetts is often considered to be greater than that of completing the Munros.
The included image is a collage of summit photographs taken by participants during the event.
Mountain Aid is a Registered Charity SC040294 and is privileged to have Cameron McNeish as Patron since 2009
For more information, visit www.mountainaid.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org