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Corbetts

This page contains notes and news of direct interest to Corbetteers - keen hillwalkers in Scotland who keep a record of the Corbetts they ascend. The current list of Corbetteers can now be accessed using our new database. One can search for names by surname or number, and even see who has a photograph attached. Background information on the Corbetts can be found in Hillwalking - Key Facts . Incidentally, the archaic spelling compleation is often used here, as a nod both to Izaak Walton's book 'The Compleat Angler', and a compliment to another noteworthy sport - Corbett-bagging.

Corbett Concerns

Twin Corbetts Separated - November 2012

The conjoined Corbetts, Buidhe Bheinn and Sgurr a Bhac Chaolais, are both given 885m by the Ordnance Survey. With a drop of 120m between the summits, both could not be Corbetts but they had been listed as a single entry with twin status.

A surveying team of John Barnard, Graham Jackson and Myrddyn Phillips (G and J Surveys) asked the SMC Committee if they would support a survey to measure accurately which was higher. Support was given, with the only condition being that the Ordnance Survey had to accept the result. Andy Nisbet and Dave McGimpsey accompanied the team in mid-September.

Both summits were surveyed simultaneously, using two GPS receivers, in order to give the most accurate result. Three hours of measurement from the highest rock (ignoring the cairn) were submitted to the OS for final correction, with the result that Buidhe Bheinn is 885.50m and Sgurr a Bhac Chaolais is 885.21m, plus or minus 0.05m.

Although Buidhe Bheinn is now the Corbett, the recommended walk is still to climb both, as it offers an unusual day of views into both Glen Shiel and Loch Hourn, and may persuade the enthusiast to ignore the 29cm.

The online Corbett's Table has been updated to reflect the results of the survey.

New Corbett: Beinn a'Chlaidheimh (Fisherfield) - September 2012

The former Munro Beinn a'Chlaidheimh is now a Corbett, more in the Munro's News.

Corbetteers' Pictures

Note that we can now accept photographs of you on your final Corbett summit and we provide a listing similar to that maintained for Munroists. The rules are as for the Munros i.e. one photo only, on your last Corbett summit. Corbett completions should be sent to The Clerk of the List:

David J. Broadhead
Cul Mor
Drynie Park North
Muir of Ord
Ross-shire
IV6 7RP

Enclose a SAE to ensure a reply. Mr Broadhead, The Clerk of the List, is always interested in how long you have taken, the first and last hills, age, and plans for the future.

Please see the notes on submission of photographs laid out on the Munros Page. We do not, at least for the forseeable future, provide numbers for those finishing the Corbetts; the date is however recorded.


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