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Quinag (#222) - a Corbetts' compleation camp

Quinag (#222) - a Corbetts' compleation camp


by rockhopper » Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:14 pm

Route description: Quinag: three Corbetts

Corbetts included on this walk: Quinag - Sail Gharbh, Quinag - Sail Gorm, Quinag - Spidean Coinich

Date walked: 23/08/2021

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 1300m

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Re: Quinag (#222) - a Corbetts' compleation camp

Postby rockhopper » Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:07 am

Sgurr wrote:Simply great.
Thanks Sgurr. Think that's me taking a break from lists - won't ever be in your league ! - cheers :)
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Re: Quinag (#222) - a Corbetts' compleation camp

Postby rockhopper » Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:09 am

weaselmaster wrote:For some reason I thought it was the Beinn Deargs you’d completed on. But hey, all great hills. You chose a great day for it, when we did an overnighted one Sail Gorm the cloud came down as the sun set and we saw nothing. Nice way to finish them off.
Thanks Al. Pity about Sail Gorm but I suspect you'll be back before long ! - cheers :)
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Re: Quinag (#222) - a Corbetts' compleation camp

Postby Alteknacker » Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:34 am

A great read and superb pics (you were assisted by the weather, mind :D). Congrats on your compleation - like others, I've followed your exploits over the last few years with pleasure, and several of your WHRs have motivated me to visit the hills pictured in them.

I suspect that Corbetts on average are more characterful than Munros, not least because of the minimum 150m drop to the next peak.

Quite emotional to read about your Dad - mine journey was not dissimilar. My Dad started me off on hills, and then reinvigorated my interest when I was not far short of 60 by singing the praises of the Black Cuillin. Unfortunately he didn't live to see me following his recommendation.

Hope you continue to write up your trips, notwithstanding having the Munros and Corbetts behind you.

PS this is the third time I've tried to post a congratulatory comment - the previous 2 disappeared into the ether for some reason. Here's hoping this one gets through :roll:
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Re: Quinag (#222) - a Corbetts' compleation camp

Postby Sgurr » Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:39 am

rockhopper wrote:
jupe1407 wrote:Very well done Rockhopper. A great achievement and a wonderful report. That was a great read with cracking photos. Grahams next?
Thanks J-P. Don't think I'll ever finish the Grahams (one never knows though...) but would like to get at least halfway through them - cheers :)


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Re: Quinag (#222) - a Corbetts' compleation camp

Postby Alan S » Fri Oct 08, 2021 2:32 pm

Brilliant well done RH :clap: 8)
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Re: Quinag (#222) - a Corbetts' compleation camp

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:36 pm

What an amazing read, from the statistical analysis right through to the wonderful tribute to your father, peppered right through with stunning photos - this report has everything :clap: :clap: - thank you and congratulations :clap: :clap: .
I'll look forward to reading about your adventures with the grahams :D :D
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Re: Quinag (#222) - a Corbetts' compleation camp

Postby 2manyYorkies » Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:43 am

A fantastic post on your stunning achievements, with some inspirational personal reflection. With 112 Munros still to go, 61 years on the clock, and living down south, it’s unlikely that I’d ever be able to match your achievements but I did manage Quinag a few years back and it remains one of Scotland’s best hill days for me. Thanks for a great post.
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Re: Quinag (#222) - a Corbetts' compleation camp

Postby Graeme D » Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:11 am

2manyYorkies wrote:A fantastic post on your stunning achievements, with some inspirational personal reflection. With 112 Munros still to go, 61 years on the clock, and living down south, it’s unlikely that I’d ever be able to match your achievements but I did manage Quinag a few years back and it remains one of Scotland’s best hill days for me. Thanks for a great post.


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Re: Quinag (#222) - a Corbetts' compleation camp

Postby NeepNeep » Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:44 am

Always enjoyed your reports RH. Congrats and well done. What a stunning way to complete the Corbetts. We love this area and are yet to explore Quinag. A young family has temporarily reduced available days of exploration for us. I enjoyed the statistics as I am a geek at heart...currently on +20yrs and 13yrs for Munros and Corbetts respectively..... but who knows, many other demands of time!
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Re: Quinag (#222) - a Corbetts' compleation camp

Postby past my sell by date » Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:58 am

Congratulations on your Corbett compleation RH
When I started peak bagging in the late 80's you could drive round and get B&B (no such thing as booking) sometimes for as little as fiver a head :D :lol:
Those days sadly are long gone and while I've done almost all the hills within a days drive of Perthshire, venturing further afield is now rather expensive :( - I'm past camping but may be a campervan is the answer
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Re: Quinag (#222) - a Corbetts' compleation camp

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:27 pm

'S math sin a bhalaich agus ceart gu leor 's e rathad fada a tha ann an Corbetts ..... Great stuff and indeed a long road on these Corbetts much more difficult an achievement than Munros.

Now for those Grahams ...bet you will #fullhouse 8)
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Re: Quinag (#222) - a Corbetts' compleation camp

Postby rockhopper » Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:03 pm

Graeme D wrote:Congratulations Neil! A fitting end to an epic journey, packed with stunning photos, nostalgia and personal reflection. And to think that when we crossed paths that fine autumnal day back on the summit of Ben Oss many moons ago, your Corbett count was possibly even more paltry than mine at the time! :shock:
Graeme D wrote:P.S. Please tell me that those shorts have now been retired from active service! They may have been acceptable in the 80s but............ :lol:
Thanks Graeme. Ben Oss does seem so long ago now. I now have a more recent pair of sawn off denims - quite a bit longer than the originals though :crazy: - cheers :)
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Re: Quinag (#222) - a Corbetts' compleation camp

Postby rockhopper » Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:05 pm

Mal Grey wrote:What an excellent way to compleat your Corbett journey, amongst the finest little mountains and most wonderful loch-studded landscape anywhere.
Congratulations! :clap:
Thanks Mal. Would agree and am hoping it won't be too long before I can return - cheers :)
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Re: Quinag (#222) - a Corbetts' compleation camp

Postby rockhopper » Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:08 pm

Alteknacker wrote:A great read and superb pics (you were assisted by the weather, mind :D). Congrats on your compleation - like others, I've followed your exploits over the last few years with pleasure, and several of your WHRs have motivated me to visit the hills pictured in them.
I suspect that Corbetts on average are more characterful than Munros, not least because of the minimum 150m drop to the next peak.
Quite emotional to read about your Dad - mine journey was not dissimilar. My Dad started me off on hills, and then reinvigorated my interest when I was not far short of 60 by singing the praises of the Black Cuillin. Unfortunately he didn't live to see me following his recommendation.
Hope you continue to write up your trips, notwithstanding having the Munros and Corbetts behind you.
PS this is the third time I've tried to post a congratulatory comment - the previous 2 disappeared into the ether for some reason. Here's hoping this one gets through :roll:
Thanks AK. Yes, certainly interesting to look back on what got us all started and what keeps us going ! - cheers :)
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Re: Quinag (#222) - a Corbetts' compleation camp

Postby rockhopper » Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:11 pm

Alan S wrote:Brilliant well done RH :clap: 8)
Thanks Alan. Hard to think that it's nine years ago since you guided us in Glencoe ! - cheers :)
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