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)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Day 18 - Loch Lubnaig to Loch Earn

We purposely did not set the alarm, after such a hard day yesterday, and eventually set off at 11am to head over Beinn Each & Meall na Fearna, but with Stuc a Chroin & Ben Vorlich in the way I chose to go over the top instead of around. A few people had advised to contour but my reasons were several. It was blowing an easterly gale into the corries there making it hard work. I had a bad time contouring the day before and my feet hurt like sin as a result. I was climbing strongly and on well worn paths it was a no brainer. Anyway, I finished that lot in great time 4 hours 20 mins, well pleased with myself. After a good break I biked into Loch Earnhead and proceded to MTB up Glen Kendrum then on foot up Meall ant Seallaidh, whilst the lovely Brenda pushed the bike the rest of the way to the road summit between the 2 hills, with us both doing Creag MacRanaich together in the now cold evening easterly wind. On the descent I got to have a fantastic blast for 4 miles downhill on the bike, while B ran down. I binned the planned 25 mile road bike to Comrie as it was a strong head wind in the hope it is calm tomorrow and instead had dinner & beer in the van over looking Loch Earn.

5 comments:

Chris said...

Great stuff Manny and Brenda!
Well done at getting 2 big days in the bag.
Must be such a relief getting some better weather at last.

Anonymous said...

Hi guys... very interesting reading your blog! Let me know when you are Gaick bound!
Cherie

Archie and Sandra said...

Glad to see the beer is holding out

Skipper John said...

Finlandia has returned at last to her home port
Well done to Manny and his progress in the gales and storms - better weather on the way

Archie and Sandra said...

Glad to hear that Finlandia is back at Appin. You'll be glad to be home John but a least you'll have a good response if anyone asks if you've sailed much yet this season (not that you'd ever be short of answers!)