This blog describes Manny Gorman's successful round of all 219 Corbetts in 70 days, in one continuous journey by running, cycling and sailing.

Manny's 70 Day Schedule

The Corbetts are Scottish hills between 2,500 and 3,000ft, with at least 500ft ascent on all sides.

"You're an idiot, but a truly inspirational one!" (Stuart Simpson)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Day 15 - Lochgoilhead to Butterbridge

Manny got another three in the bag on Saturday, we met up with him as he came off Ben Bheula, Surprise, surprise it was peeing down again, far too wet for me to get my bike out and join him on the climb up to the top of the Rest and be Thankful (the climb might also have influenced my decision).

I did join him on the next hill, Bein an Lochain where the rain soon stopped, well not so much stop as change to snow making the extremely steep and slippy grass even slippier. The narrower parts of the ridge concentrated the mind a wee bit.

Back at Butterbridge, Manny devoured another stone and a half of pasta then set off on his own ( I would just have slowed him down) to knock off Stob Coire Creagach in an hour and ten minutes.

Here's a link to some more photos


Johnston said...

Good to see you again today.

I'll let others post the report on The Cobbler et al, but by the time I joined Manny mid-afternoon to do Meall an Fhudair, it was glorious sunshine all the way. Running in heaven today. Just magic.

Manny said...

Many thanks to Archie for a memorable trip over Beinn an Lochan in full winter conditions on very exposed gradients. My knocking knees on The Cobbler were a suitable response to some crawling...