Category Archives: Corbetts

Special day in Galloway a place that never lets you down . Great hills few folk .

Yesterday I picked my brother up from his hotel in Ayr for a much needed day on the hills of his beloved Galloway. He lives in Bermuda and is a fit 73 year old. He misses Scotland so this was … Continue reading

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A great insight into the World of hill running! Jonny Muir – “The Mountains are Calling”

Many know my thoughts on these incredible people who run over our mountains and wild places. I was privileged to write a forward for another runner Manny Gorman who ran the Corbett a few years ago. In it I described … Continue reading

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Heading out on the hill Carn Chuinneag. Near Bonar Bridge. A hill and Glen with a sad history of the Clearances.

I am of with a pal to hopefully climb Carn Chuinneag at 838 metres is @the hill of the Churn@.I have done this Corbett in the past in June 2011 it was an enjoyable day. It is a a hill … Continue reading

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Applecross and the story of the cable on Meall Gorm .

1994 Ray on Sword Of Gideon. Continue reading

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A insight into a different World of Cycling and meeting two icons Mark Beaumont and Alan Hinkes of the Outdoor world.

Yesterday I travelled from Ayr through the wonderful scenery of the Galloway and Borders on my way to the Keswick Mountain Festival. I passed many of the places where my Dad and Mum took us hill walking over 50 years … Continue reading

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One of the most iconic views ?

The view from the bothy is incredible you have a panorama of the mighty not often seen side of An Teallach to the wonderful Corbett Beinn Dearg Mor and Loch na Sealga. These mountains are mountaineers mountains in a setting … Continue reading

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Heading for Kintail – the Corbett Sgurr Gaorsaic

Early start up at 0500 for a day trip to the West Coast . Hopefully managing out on the Corbett Sgurr Gaorsaic near Kintail, it is a fairly remote Corbett, rather overshadowed by grander mountains all around. This route gives … Continue reading

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