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 17, 2009

Day 23, part 1 - Beinn Odhar

Climbing Beinn Odhar Climbing Beinn Odhar Summit of Beinn Odhar Summit of Beinn Odhar

Manny was aiming to cover the group of 5 Corbetts north of Tyndrum today, and a breezy sunny morning saw the team head off to take the first summit, Beinn Odhar.

Donald Smith had joined the party last night, and accompanied us on a gently paced ascent, with the full Gorman squad of Manuel, Duncan and Brenda out today. Graham Kelly and I had also made the early start from Glasgow for this one. I only found out the order of play at about 23:30 last night when I saw yesterday's blog entries, so decided to join in for the easier summit at the start of the day and go back to catch up on sleep later on.

After taking in the fine views from the summit, Graham and Manny headed off to tackle the rest of the day's business (more of that later, no doubt), while Donald, Brenda, Manuel, Duncan and me descended back to our start point, with Donald staying around to assist on bike logistics for later in the day. I wrestled my iPhone back from Manuel, and made a bolt for home.

I look forward to seeing Graham and Manny's comments on Part 2. Hope it went well guys, and I hope to join you again on Saturday.

More photos online at http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/Johnston.Orr/BeinnOdharWithManny and I'll try to get them into the Flickr account soon.

4 comments:

Manny said...

I'll let Graham tell the story, but it's over!
...kidding , KIDDING!!!
Feeling good after a good 5 today with good craic on the hills with the boys & B and an early finish again, with a fine meal and too much beer in the Bridge of Orchy Hotel for the 2nd night!
Thanks to Donald & Graham for lugging me and bike over hills and glens!
3 tomorrow to finish by Loch Creran, but a fair bit of biking required too.

Anonymous said...

Part 2 to follow tomorrow ! A top day out indeed - I enjoyed ma beer this evening for sure. Yir goin great folks - have another great week.

Graham K

The German said...

Yup - Manny and I did discuss how much fun it would be to send out a false "I cannae go oan any mair" post on the blog...but then again we also did discuss the fact that the bold boy only has 22 munros to complete his round of those hills as well ...and how it would be good to continue onto that following Ben Loyal !!! (and yes that was before the Bridge of Orchy hotel stage of the day)

Swaz said...

Aye, Manny - but it's mostly downhill on the bike !!!