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)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Day 26 - Glen bloody Etive

So far my attempt to swim the Corbetts has been successful but I think my aqua endurance is now getting very low!
A first delayed (because I was on strike)and then predictably very wet and slow flog up & down an incredibly slippy Beinn Trilleachan in 2,40! was not a good start to the day, but thankfully done in the company of Davy who kept me going at good pace and with good chat to distract me. Brenny knew the moral was dangerously low so on our return it was a delight to find sausage bacon & eggs on the go!!! Hurray!!
A very extended break to dry out and feed like no tomorrow was had as wave after wave of filthy weather poured over the van. God.
Davy had to leave us again (Bog & Burn racing tonight in Perth!) and I eventually had to get my back side out the van and bike up the road a wee bit before tackling Steep Stob Dubh & Beinn Mhic Chasgaig with another brief shower just to keep me on my toes, but thanfully the clouds slowly lifted and I even managed to get my shirt off for 20 minutes to air my scales. Brenda and Dot managed to squeeze in a trip to Glencoe for shopping - of course! and returned in time for me to flounder off the 2 smashing hills and at last a nice view all around, if not the bigger Munros.
A slithering drop north off BMC and an refreshing wade across the River Orchy, only just avoiding a dooking, let me finish the day with a short ride to Kingshouse, to have dinner and beer in comfort. Ken and Claire Rumgay from Kinlochleven joined us for a few hours to plot the next couple of days and possible medical/vet treatment for me. A very large bag of ice was procured from the bar, which is strapped to my now swollen left leg. I will have to rejig the next couple of days to suit leg/logistics/weather/National Lotto.
Night night.

6 comments:

Archie and Sandra said...

As we said on day 11 " come on you big jessie ge on with it!!"

Seriously though, great effort so far. let us know what help you need over the next few days and we'll see if we can sort something out, (I've got Rafferty's number). Remeber you're only a couple of days away from a decent nights kip in your new house, at least the rain shouln't be so noisy on the roof there.

Swaz said...

Nice one, Manda - was the Kingshouse serving steak and ale pie ?? Glad you're still alive !

Charlie Campbell said...

Well done mucka, the swimming is going well. Don't let the weather get to you, just keep the hood up, the head down, and plod on - the sunny days will come. Plan in some 'easier' days and gub the ibuprofen, and hopefully it will give the leg a break (no pun intended)
Bag on...

bob @ sandstone said...

Keep going, Manny. get through this bit and it's downhill the rest of the way. Okay - it will just feel like downhill, but that's enough.

Anonymous said...

Well done Manny - keep it going!!! . But why are you complaining? It's only 1 leg thats hurting.
.....Stevie McLoone

Brenda said...

What he means by shopping is food & drink for his daily intake....... I really do wish I was shopping, I do feel a good shopping spree ahead, but not for food & drink...