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)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Day 59 - Bealach na Ba - Lochan an Lasgair

Monday, 22nd June
Manny & I headed off out into the rain again, very poor visability to do Beinn Bhan & Sgurr a'Chaorachain. The 1st hill was nice and easy but it seemed a long way to Sgurr a'Chaorachain, it rained and rained and the map & compass came out a lot. 4½ hours later we were back at the van trying to dry out, food & drink and then Manny headed off for his 30 mile cycle to Lochan an Lasgair car park for Sgurr Dubh & Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine which is where he is at the moment, I am expecting him shortly. Surprise surprise it is still raining. I headed off into Kinlochewe to get gas and water. While I was there I met Charlie & his folks they are up to join as for a couple of days and David Riach turned up on his bike, he had cycled from Inverness. He was booked into the Kinlochewe Hotel for the night and is joining us for the next couple of days along with Scott Kennedy. Manny will do Beinn Dearg tomorrow to catch up on the hill he missed today, hopefully along with the other 4 scheduled. The weather is meant to be improving from Wednesday, so here’s hoping

6 comments:

Chris said...

Good luck with the Flowerdale 5 tomorrow. Five very fine hills with remote glens in between.

Johnston said...

Stick at it Manny, I'm sure Charlie C and Dave the Snake will provide good company and support. Andy and I will see you next weekend after Arrochar finishes. Well done again to Brenda for keeping him going!

Archie and Sandra said...

Nae luck with the weather Manny, it must be a real pain in the ass to be in such a spectacular hills with no views. Never mind, get on with the job and come back and do them again on a good day, the views will still be there.
Good to hear that Charlie C is on hand to give you a sympathetic kick up the backside.
I'll try to get out and join you later in the week as long as you promise to slow down a bit, (I still don't believe your as crocked as you make out)
Archie

Kevin Doonan said...

Just cheking Manny, i take it you are not going to see ac/dc, first time i have been on blog, could catch you this saturday possibly if weather is good, good luck, kevin.

Elizabeth A said...

Good luck Manny, it's such an inspiration to see how well you're doing.

Swaz said...

Orrabest - hope the big day went well - just noticed Ben Dearg is 914m on OS - must be one of those damn 2999ft corbetts.... Well hopefully it's out the way now!

hi from Jenny too...