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Two more Corbetteers

Two more Corbetteers


Postby jmarkb » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:10 am

Route description: Ben Rinnes

Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Rinnes

Date walked: 31/05/2014

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 10.5 km

Ascent: 620m

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So the appointed day finally arrived, and it was dry and sunny! We were absolutely delighted that over 30 family and friends showed up to our last Corbett. We chose the slightly longer route from the Benrinnes distillery to avoid parking problems at the usual start point. There's a good track for the first half, then a reasonable path which disappears into peat hags for a bit where the ground levels out, before improving again towards the summit.
And what a fine summit too, with its granite tors and expansive views!

Here's me and Gillian enjoying a glass of bubbly on the top:
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Then it was back down for an excellent celebration dinner at the Coylumbridge Hilton.

It hasn't exactly been a speedy round: my first Corbett was Ben Ledi, over 40 years ago. We had already done about 50 by the time we finished the Munros in 2002, and we did the next 120 or so in about 3 years. Then progress reduced to a trickle as the remaining hills got further away from home, and we very gradually got round to doing the rest, as we were determined to do good hills in decent weather as far as possible!
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Re: Two more Corbetteers

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:48 am

Well done, congratulations to both. A good one to finish on. :clap:
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Re: Two more Corbetteers

Postby pigeon » Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:55 pm

A fine achievement,well done,a nice way to celebrate too :thumbup:
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Re: Two more Corbetteers

Postby gaffr » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:36 pm

Nice achievement for you both.....maybe deserving something in a bottle from the fields around Reims. :-)
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Re: Two more Corbetteers

Postby malky_c » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:48 pm

Congratulations :D . Grahams in 10 years time? :wink:
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Re: Two more Corbetteers

Postby jmarkb » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:20 pm

Thanks everyone!

malky_c wrote:Grahams in 10 years time? :wink:


More like Munros again in 10 and Grahams in 20 (if ever!), I suspect!
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Re: Two more Corbetteers

Postby tomyboy73 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:30 pm

congratulations :clap:
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Re: Two more Corbetteers

Postby GillC » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:36 pm

Smashing! :clap:
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Re: Two more Corbetteers

Postby wilkiemurray » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:39 pm

congratulations - well done :clap: :o :o :o :o :o
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Re: Two more Corbetteers

Postby Fife Flyer » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:47 pm

Nice one & well done :clap: :clap:
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Re: Two more Corbetteers

Postby foggieclimber » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:01 pm

Well done
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Re: Two more Corbetteers

Postby rockhopper » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:59 pm

congratulations to both of you :clap:
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Re: Two more Corbetteers

Postby scoob999 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:06 pm

Very well done :clap: :clap: finding that the Corbetts are not as easy as you'd think :shock: :lol:
Great achievement
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Re: Two more Corbetteers

Postby electricfly » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:19 am

Adding my congratulations too! Well done. :clap:
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Re: Two more Corbetteers

Postby The Rodmiester » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:45 am

Great stuff, well done, and congratulations to you both! :)
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