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Lorraine’s Corbett Round, Skye May 18th

18/05/14

It was a pleasure to help Lorraine McCall on her way by lending her a bike for the short ride between Sligachan and Portree today.

LorraineLorraine with Glamaig, the last Skye Corbett, behind her

Lorraine is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support while attempting the first continuous round of Corbetts (Scottish peaks between 2500 and 3000feet). Since April 8th she has managed the awkward first 54 with only 167 left to go! Key to the islands part of the project is the beautiful Iona of Clyde, chartered from Gairloch and skippered by Graham. Over the past 2 weeks they’ve been to Arran, Mull, Jura, Rum and Skye and are off to Harris in the morning!

P1020803Lorraine in Portree harbour with the fixed up boat and support team on deck waiting for the tide

There are loads of people in the support team and half of them spent today fixing the boat after storm force winds nearly ended badly right in the harbour yesterday when fishing rope got caught in the propeller. The same winds had a similarly dramatic effect on the hill as Lorraine descended Garbh Bheinn with John and Caz. A gust picked Caz up and ditched rudely and painfully into the rocks. Very glad to report that she was well enough to join the team still today despite the souvenir :-)

CazPirate Caz sporting bruises to match her jacket and Buff

All best wishes for a safe and successful trip ahead over the coming months to all the team. Follow her blog here

  • Paddy M

    Not the first continuous round of the Corbetts. Guy called Craig Caldwell did a continuous round of the Munros and Corbetts combined in the late eighties / early nineties and wrote about it in a book called “Climb every mountain”.

  • Mike Lates

    hi Paddy, I’m sure Lorraine knows about this so guess hers is new in some other way! I’ll get her to put me right on details. Hows the long work stint going?

    • Paddy M

      Hi Mike

      Day three of six tomorrow, off Sunday then a theoretical 19 days till my next break (suspect I may be doing some sort of rain dance by the start of June).

      All the best

      Paddy