Walking the Corbetts Vol 2 North of the Great Glen [NOOK Book]

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The Corbetts (Scotland's 2500-2999ft mountains) are every bit as interesting as the Munros (3000ft and over), often clear when the Munros are in cloud, walkable on short winter days, free of the peak-bagging crowds of their taller neighbours. Volume 2 of this two-volume Cicerone guide covers the Corbetts to the north of the Great Glen, which runs from Fort William to Inverness enclosing Loch Ness, probably Scotland's best-known loch. Choosing the best, rather than the quickest, routes up each summit the author ...
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Walking the Corbetts Vol 2 North of the Great Glen

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Overview

The Corbetts (Scotland's 2500-2999ft mountains) are every bit as interesting as the Munros (3000ft and over), often clear when the Munros are in cloud, walkable on short winter days, free of the peak-bagging crowds of their taller neighbours. Volume 2 of this two-volume Cicerone guide covers the Corbetts to the north of the Great Glen, which runs from Fort William to Inverness enclosing Loch Ness, probably Scotland's best-known loch. Choosing the best, rather than the quickest, routes up each summit the author covers 109 peaks in 90 routes, divided into 10 areas. South of the Great Glen it is the Munros which attract most attention, but along the western seaboard and in the far north it is the Corbetts that dominate the landscape with isolated rocky peaks rising steeply above the sea and inland lochs, in a wilderness of heather and bog dotted with sparkling lochs and lochans. There are spectacular Corbetts all the way from Ardgour to Cape Wrath including those in Ardgour, Knoydart, Applecross, Torridon and Fisherfield. The far north-west provides some of the most magnificent mountain scenery in the world and it is difficult to beat the magical islands of Mull, Rum, Skye and Harris.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849659093
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Publication date: 8/27/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 20 MB
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Meet the Author

Brian Johnson
Since taking early retirement from teaching, Brian Johnson has hiked the Pacific Crest Trail three times, completed a 2700-mile walk round Britain, hiked across the Pyrenees three times and completed a 2200-mile cycle tour of Spain and France. He has achieved a single summer compleation of the Munros and has climbed all of the Corbetts.
Since taking early retirement from his career as a physics and sports teacher, Brian Johnson has found time for three thru-hikes of the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2700-mile round-Britain walk, three hikes across the Pyrenees from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean as well as a single summer compleation of the Munros and has climbed all the Corbetts in Scotland. He has also completed a 2200-mile cycle tour of Spain and France and done multi-week canoe tours in Sweden, France, Spain and Portugal. In his younger days, Brians main sport was orienteering. He competed at a high level and coached both Bishop Wordsworths School and South-West Junior Orienteering squads. He also surveyed and drew many orienteering maps. A keen climber and hiker, he led school groups in Britain, the Alps, the Pyrenees and California. As a fanatical sportsman and games player, Brian competed to a high standard at cricket, hockey, bridge and chess. His crowning achievement was winning the 1995/96 World Amateur Chess Championships.
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Table of Contents

Map key
Foreword
Preface
Overview map
Introduction
What are the Corbetts?
Geology
Walking the Corbetts
When to go
The terrain
Weather
Access
Mountain bothies
Navigation
Safety
Areas in this guide
Using this guide

1 Mull, Morvern, Sunart and Ardgour

Route 1 Dun da Ghaoithe
Route 2 Fuar Bheinn and Creach Bheinn
Route 3 Beinn Resipol
Route 4 Carn na Nathrach
Route 5 Sgurr Dhomhnuill
Route 6 Garbh Bheinn
Route 7 Beinn na h-Uamha
Route 8 Stob Coire a' Chearcaill

2 Glenfinnan and Rum

Route 9 Sgurr na Ba Glaise, Rois-Bheinn and An Stac
Route 10 Beinn Odhar Bheag and Beinn Mhic Cedidh
Route 11 Sgurr an Utha
Route 12 Stob a' Bhealach an Sgriodain
Route 13 Sgurr Ghiubhsachain and Sgorr Craobh a' Chaorainn
Route 14 Streap
Route 15 Braigh nan Uamhachan
Route 16 Ainshval and Askival

3 Loch Arkaig, Glen Dessarry and South Knoydart

Route 17 Meall a' Phubuill
Route 18 Beinn Bhan
Route 19 Meall na h-Eilde and Geal Charn
Route 20 Sgurr Mhurlagain
Route 21 Fraoch Bheinn
Route 22 Sgurr an Fhuarain and Sgurr Cos na Breachd-laoigh
Route 23 Carn Mor
Route 24 Bidein a' Chabair
Route 25 Access to Sourlies Bothy for Routes 26 and 27
Route 26 Beinn Bhuidhe
Route 27 Ben Aden

4 North Knoydart and Kinloch Hourn

Route 28 Buidhe Bheinn
Route 29 NW top, Sgurr nan Eugallt
Route 30 Access to Barisdale Bothy for Routes 31-34
Route 31 Sgurr a' Choire-bheithe
Route 32 Access to Inverie from Barisdale for Routes 33 and 34
Route 33 Sgurr Coire Choinnichean
Route 34 Beinn na Caillich

5 Glen Garry, Glen Shiel, Glen Elchaig and Loch Hourn

Route 35 Ben Tee
Route 36 Meall Dubh
Route 37 Beinn Loine
Route 38 Am Bathach
Route 39 Beinn na h-Eaglaise and Beinn nan Caorach
Route 40 Sgurr Mhic Bharraich
Route 41 Sgurr an Airgid
Route 42 Sguman Coinntich and Faochaig
Route 43 Aonach Buidhe
Route 44 Sgurr Gaorsaic

6 Glen Affric, Glen Cannich, Glen Strathfarrar and Strathconon

Route 45 Aonach Shasuinn and Carn a' Choire Ghairbh
Route 46 Sgorr na Diollaid
Route 47 An Sidhean
Route 48 Beinn a' Bha'ach Ard
Route 49 Bac an Eich
Route 50 Meallan nan Uan and Sgurr a' Mhuilinn

7 Glen Carron, Glen Torridon and Loch Maree

Route 51 Beinn Dronaig
Route 52 Sgurr nan Ceannaichean
Route 53 Beinn Tharsuinn and Sgurr na Feartaig
Route 54 Fuar Tholl
Route 55 An Ruadh-stac
Route 56 Sgurr a' Chaorachain and Beinn Bhan
Route 57 Beinn Damh
Route 58 Beinn Dearg
Route 59 Sgorr nan Lochain Uaine and Sgurr Dubh
Route 60 Ruadh-stac Beag
Route 61 Meall a' Ghiuthais
Route 62 Beinn an Eoin
Route 63 Baosbheinn
Route 64 Beinn Airigh Charr
Route 65 Beinn Lair

8 Strath Garve, Fisherfield and Inverpolly

Route 66 Little Wyvis
Route 67 Beinn a' Chaisteil
Route 68 Beinn Liath Mhor a' Ghiubhais Li
Route 69 Beinn Enaiglair
Route 70 Creag Rainich
Route 71 Beinn a' Chlaidheimh
Route 72 Beinn Dearg Bheag and Beinn Dearg Mor
Route 73 Beinn a' Chaisgein Mor
Route 74 Sail Mhor
Route 75 Cul Beag
Route 76 Cul Mor

9 Strathcarron and NW Scotland

Route 77 Carn Chuinneag
Route 78 Carn Ban
Route 79 Breabag
Route 80 Glas Bheinn
Route 81 Canisp
Route 82 Spidean Coinich, Sail Ghorm and Sail Garbh on Quinag
Route 83 Beinn Leoid
Route 84 Ben Hee
Route 85 Meallan Liath Coire Mhic Dhughaill or Carn Dearg
Route 86 Meall Horn
Route 87 Arkle
Route 88 Ganu Mor, Foinaven
Route 89 Cranstackie and Beinn Spionnaidh
Route 90 An Caisteal, Ben Loyal

10 Skye and Harris

Route 91 Garbh-bheinn
Route 92 Sgurr Mhairi, Glamaig
Route 93 An Cliseam

Appendix A Alphabetical list of the Corbetts
Appendix B Useful information
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