Category Archives: Corbetts

Dog sitting – Back from the West my pal Islay for a few days. Plans for the New Year? “So much to do so little time “

It was very wet over in the West but we had a quite New Year we got lots of driving rain. The rivers are very high and the great peaks snow less. It was a long drive back until I … Continue reading

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Happy New Year all. What’s your best New Year climb or walk?

It’s that time again and I am lucky enough to be on the West coast. The weather has not been great with a big thaw on plus some heavy rain. Yet it’s a great place to be. The hills have … Continue reading

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Favourite Corbett’s and memories – only one left no rush its taken 60 years.

My first Corbett was either The Merrick or Goatfell definitely aged about 5 . I did many more in my youth living in Ayrshire and so near Arran that was over 60 years ago. Over the years I became fascinated … Continue reading

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A special day on Terry’s last Corbett with a lot of old and new pals – Am Bachach Kintail.

The forecast was poor and I left early winter must be coming as I had porridge before I left. I was meeting my mate Laurry outside Inverness and going to take my van to Kintail. As always Laurry changed the … Continue reading

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Hopefully today a Corbett completion by my mate Terry Moore on Am Bathach – 798 “The Byre” ( Kintail) forecast not great.

I have not been on the hill for a while had a big tooth removed ( it took two hours to get it out) My mate Terry of over 45 years finishes his Corbett’s today in Kintail. The forecast is … Continue reading

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Garbh Bhein – Ardgour a sad tale.

As a Mountain Rescue Team Leader the worst thing that could happen is a Team member being badly injured or killed. I will admit it worried me a lot during my years as Team Leader and as a Party Leader. … Continue reading

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Kinloch Castle up for sale on Rum!

Sorry no blogs as I was over on the West Coast and the internet was down. It’s sorted now ! I see Kinloch Castle is up for sale on the Island of Rum. I have great memories of the Island. … Continue reading

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A sea of Cloudberry on Ben Rinnes a visit to the Crash site, great views on our busy wee local Corbett.

My friends Babs her pal Kay and “young Derek” aged 79 were going for a walk to Ben Rinnes yesterday. I thought I might be able to meet them at 1000 after my hospital appointment in Elgin. It would be … Continue reading

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A stunning day on Beinn Sgritheall one of the continuously steep Munros.

I had been asked by my friend Kalie to come on a “Last Munro party” of one of her pals to Arnisdale to climb Beinn Sgritheall. It’s a big hill that dominates the village and from here you can see … Continue reading

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What a day on the back of Beinn Alligin in Torridon. A visit to a remote Corrie.

I was away early yesterday from my home on the East heading for the West coast. The forecast was superb and being a Friday the hills should be quite. It was a lovely drive over no rush and we met … Continue reading

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