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Ben Rinnes - My First Ever Corbett!

Ben Rinnes - My First Ever Corbett!

Postby allan078 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:14 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Rinnes

Date walked: 27/07/2013

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 8.5 km

Ascent: 525m

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The day before we left, i was searching through a cupboard and found the walking boots i ordered for going to the Falklands earlier this year and had never really had a chance to wear, so I text my brother David saying "wanna drive to a hill tomorrow and walk up it?" so we did!

When we arrived at the car park there was the Ben Rinnes 5 peaks race going on (starting in Dufftown, running over 2 hills to get to Ben Rinnes, reaching the top of Ben Rinnes and going back again - crazy fools!) so the car park and the whole hill was quite busy.

Nevertheless, we set off. The route it's self was quite easy, some slightly steeper bits along the way, but on the whole a fairly easy walk - this was good as there was only 2 of the 5 of us had decent footwear on and we are all fairly inexperienced hill walkers.

The main ascent

The walk up took us just over 2 hours at a pretty steady pace.

On reaching the top, we were treated to views as far as Lossiemouth to the North and the Bin Of Cullen to the east. A really good first Corbett, now to find my next one!

Lossiemouth to the north (zoomed all the way out on my SLR, still pretty far away!)

Looking east towards the car park.

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Photo opportunity at the top
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Re: Ben Rinnes - My First Ever Corbett!

Postby Hill-loving lady » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:03 pm

It's a great wee hill... am up there often, in fact at least weekly (keeping hill fit for the bigger days out) as it's right on my door step. You had a great day for it!

For your next Corbett in this area, how about Corriehabbie? Can do a great walk over it on Morton's Way all the way to the Scalan at the Braes of Glenlivet, about 16 miles, but it's a 2 car job for sure.

By the way, the record for the hill race is 2 hours and 8 mins!!! Not too shabby for 12 miles and 5 hills I'd say!
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Re: Ben Rinnes - My First Ever Corbett!

Postby andyroog » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:30 pm

Well done on your first corbett many more to come eh congrats
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