Hills.  The Munros are all done, so how about some Corbetts and cycling and distilleries?

  Previously - 19
2016        - 26
2017        - 17
2018        - 16
2019      -   24, and 119 to go.  Not a bad tally this year.

Started the year with a wander up Beinn Mheadhonach on January 3rd - great to be out.

On January 5th some of us attempted Ben Laoigh (Lui) in a quest for the source of the Tay, but beaten by the icy conditions at the top.

Towards the end of January we headed up to FA to attempt Beinn Loinne but it was not to be, though I did manage Beinn Iaruinn.  However we were back up in December with a bit more success on Beinn Loinne and Sgorr Na Diollaid

In May I managed a day out to get up An Dun and A'Chaoirnich - steep but well worth it.

At the start of June Sharon and I went up Beinn Resipol on a rather wet day.  The following week I cycled most of the way up Stob an Aonaich Mhoir, hardly worth wearing hiking boots!

Mid-June I got away overnight up Glen Etive to scale Beinn Mhic Chasgaig and Beinn Maol Chaluim.  Good stuff.

At the start of July I found time to go up Beinn Mholach, which was good.

In August we had a trip to Mull to see the locals and get very wet up Dun da Ghaoithe.

At the start of September I managed an overnight to do Corryhabbie Hill, Ben Rinnes, and  Carn Mor.  Not the most challenging of hills. And towards the end of the month I got a night away in Glen Lyons and did Meall nan Subh, Sron  a'Choire Chnapanich and Meall Buidhe on the Sunday and Beinn Dearg and Cam Chreag on the Monday.  Not the most inspiring of walks, but the last one had a decent top section.

No activity in October, but the second weekend in November I was up Meall Taineachan and Farragon Hill which was lovely.  And on the last Thursday I got out again, up Creach Bheinn which was great.

In December we had a weekend in Fort Augustus, and Stuart and I did Sgorr na Diollaid on the Friday, and Kristan and I managed Beinn Loinne the next day, though we got soaked.  And then on Hogmanay Shauna and Megan accompanied me up Creag Uchdag which was great.  A good year.

Last year's records are here

All the Corbetts I have done :-

According to Mark's 1996 book there were 219 Corbetts, but I know Beinn a' Chlaidheimh was downgraded from a Munro in 2012 (after I had scaled it), and Sgurr nan Ceannaichean was downgraded in 2009 (one I still need to do).  Wikipedia, Steven Fallon, Munro Magic and I therefore all agree 221 is the total number I have to do.  
Number of Corbetts
The Corbetts done
Related Munro Area
0 Galloway and the Borders
All 7
Shalloch on Minnoch, The Merrick, Corserine and Cairnsmore of Carshpairn, Broad Law and then Hart Fell and White Coomb.  First section complete. None
1 Arrochar Alps to Loch Tay
The Cobbler (hasn't everyone done this one?), Creag Mac Ranaich and Meall an t-Seallaidh, Ben Ledi and Benvane, Beinn Bheula, and Ben Donich and The Brack, Auchnafree Hill, and Stob Fear-Tomhais (aka Beinn Stacath), Beinn Each, Meall an Fhudair, Ben Churin, Beinn a'Choin, Beinn Luibhean, Stob a'Choin, Creag Uchdag
Arrochar Alps
River Tay to Rannoch Moor
Beinn nan Oighread and Meall nam Baigheach, Meall nan Subh, Sron  a'Choire Chnapanich, Meall Buidhe,Beinn Dearg and Cam Chreag, Meall Taineachan and Farragon Hill  , Loch Tay
Ben Cruachan to Loch Leven (incl Glen Coe)
Garbh Bheinn, and Meall Lighiche the next day, Beinn Mhic Mhonaidh, Beinn a' Bhuiridh,Beinn Udlaidh and Beinn Bhreac-liath, Beinn Mhic Chasgaig and Beinn Maol Chaluim , Creach Bheinn Glen Coe and Glen Etive
Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht
Man nan Gualainn, Meall na Meoig, Glas Bheinn
Nevis and the South Glen Spean Area

Loch Rannoch to Drumochter
All 5

Beinn a'Chuallaich, Sow of Atholl and Meall na Leitreach, Stob an Aonaich Mhoir, Beinn Mholach.  Third section complete - July 2019. Drumochter Mountains
Drumochter to Glen Shee
Ben Vrackie, Morrone, Ben Gulabin, Ben Vurich, Beinn Mheadhonach, An Dun and A'Chaoirnich Glen Tilt and Glen Shee
Glen Shee to Cairn o'Mount
All 5
Carn nan Gabhar, Monamenach, Mount Battock, Ben Tirran (The Goet), Conachraig
Cairngorms and Buchan
Meall a'Bhuachaille, Carn Ealasaid and Brown Cow Hill, Morven, Carn na Drochaide and Sgor Mor, Carn Liath and Culdaroch, Corryhabbie Hill and Ben Rinnes and Carn Mor
The Cairngorms
9 Glen Roy to the Monadh Liath 7/10 Carn Dearg, Carn Dearg and Carn Dearg, Carn a'Chuillinn, Geal-charn Mor, Carn an Fhreieadain, Beinn Iaruinn Creag Meagaidh and Monadh Liath
Morven, Sunart, Argour and Moidart
Beinn Resipol   and an attempt on Beinn Odhar Beag
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel
Ben Aden ,Ben Tee, Sgurr Mhurlagain, Sgurr a'Choire-bheithe, Sgurr an Fhuarain, Beinn Bhan, Sgurr an Utha, Streap, Beinn Loinne
Glen Shiel to Glen Quoich

Glen Affric and Kintail

Am Bathach

Glen Affric, Glen Cannich and Glen Carron

Glen Cannich to Glen Carron

Beinn Tharsuinn, Sgorr Na Diollaid


Applecross, Coulin and Torridon


Loch Maree to Loch Broom
Beinn a' Chlaidheimh
Fisherfield and Fannichs
Loch Broom to Easter Ross

Ullapool Hills
North West Scotland
0/17 A long way away, but far more Corbetts than Munros!  And still no Suilven or Stac Pollaidh, but I might try them when I am up there? The Far North
17 The Islands 8/11 Arran done (Beinn Tarsuinn, Goatfell, Cir Mhor and Caisteal Abha) and Jura complete (there was only Beinn an Oir), Rum done (Askival and Ainshval), Mull done (Dun da Ghaoithe)
Just Skye and Mull have munros

And all 283 munros (excluding duplicates) as one I did was subsequently de-listed.  There are now only 282.

And I have been up hills in other places:-

Wales       Ireland     England

Highest hills in England, Ireland and Wales now added to my record. 

Not forgetting some lower hills in Scotland:-


Also another Pap of Jura

Some Pentland hills

Beinn Nuis, Amm Binnein, Mullach Buidhe

Beinn Shiantaidh

West Kip, East Kip, South Black Hill, Scald Law, Carnethy Hill, Turnhouse Hill, Bell's Hill and Black Hill - a good wee walk (0)

Also not Munros - The Ochils and Dumyat ,
and the West Highland Way 2011
and 2012

Ben Shee, Skythorn Hill and Bald Hill.  Stolen map on page for now.  (so what's new!)

And Dumyat with no map.  Just for fun.

And the WHW, a rather wet wander. 

Post Munro hills
 Meikle Bin

Canoe trip but no hill tops
Loch Quioch (third time?) for canoing/camping/walking.

Cycle and other trips to the Islay distilleries (and Jura)
Done this in 2015, 2016 and 2017, and walking in 2018.  And then cycling again in 2018.

French names

And some completely unrelated music clips I seem to have created a page for?

(and thanks to Rob Milne and Hamish Brown and the Scottish Mountaineering Club, whose book I have shamelessly cribbed from for the structure and maps found here.)