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)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Day 48 - Manny hits a sweet 6!

And so came to an end one of the finest days on the hills I ever had.
After a short mtb into Glen Gour (thanks to Charlie & June for taking it out again)I cracked out the 6 Corbetts north of Garbh Bheinn, with a tinge of regret that it was done seperately and not as part of a magnificent 7. Never mind, I'm back on the move again and while the knee was sore all day long, it was manageable with the sticks and drugs. The sticks were an almighty pain in the backside to use but an unavoidable evil that certainly helped me through a huge day - I just hope the leg recovers enough to let me stop using them soon. The weather stayed kind with only a few very light showers, not meritting taking the waterproof out the sack. It was fantastic looking back from Sgorr Craobh a' Chaorainn towards Beinn na h-Uamha such a long way away. As I was sitting scoffing the last of my grub on the now chilly last top, Brenda popped her head above the skyline having lugged up from Callop, via a scenic deep bog! This lovely glen has nowbeen scarred beyond repair by a massive road ripped out of the hillside to allow a new but small hydro scheme to be built, but with dis-proportionate destruction of the glen. Charlie eased my final descent pain on a sore knee by pushing up my mtb for the last mile back to the van.Cheers.
Back in the Stronlossit Inn for an outrageous steak dinner and a couple of fine beers (everywhere else in Lochaber having apparently stopped serving food just when when people may want to eat!) Looking forward to tomorrows 5, maybe even with an extra 1 if feeling good.
What better way to come back with a record 6 in one go.
Cheers all


JD said...


Archie said...

Excellent job today, glad to hear the skint knee is still working.

As I said before you dived off your bike, you're obviously getting into your stride. Crank it up and make the most of the good days, you're a lot stronger than you give yourself credit for. But caw canny on the mountain bike, you've always been rubbish on that (downhill anyway)

Charlie Coull said...

Manny. Good to see you on the go again. Enjoying the blogs. Charlie

bob @ sandstone said...

How I envy you this big Ardgour day. Not that I'm fit enough to tackle it! With luck I will wave to you as you swoosh past the Little Wyvis cairn.

Your nautical pal, John Allen, did a great gig at the Nairn Book and Arts Festival yesterday

Luke said...

Hey Manny, Really glad to hear you are back in action. Hopefully you'll enjoy another classic day on the Rois Bheinn ridge. Keep going.

Anonymous said...

some boy manny, keep it lit!

tom s

Unknown said...

Tis is an epic read Manny and you sound like it is still fun not just a miserable challenge which is amazing to hold on to. Keep up the good work, you are so near.