The author details the 220 Corbetts which exist in Scotland. These hills between 2500 and 2999 feet high are amongst the most popular and accessible since they are often a good afternoon's exercise as opposed to the generally more testing and trying Munros which are frequently situated in more extreme terrain. The book covers Scotland on a regional basis, usually around a town which is well suited to accommodating hillwalkers. These areas are: The Southern Uplands; Arrochar; Crianlarich, Tyndrum and Bridge of Orchy; Strathyre and Loch Earn; Rannoch and Glen Lyon; Killin; Etive and Glen Coe; Loch Trieg and Loch Ossian; Loch Ericht and Drumochter; Pitlochy, Tarff and Tilt; Cairnwell, Glenshee and Lochnagar; Norther Cairngorms; Southern Cairngorms; Glen Roy, Laggan and Monadhiliath; Loch Lochy; Loch Arkaig and Loch Eil; Ardgour, Moidart and Loch Sheil; Knoydart and Loch Quoich; Glen Sheil; Glen Affric and Strathfarar; Achnashellach, Torridon and Applecross; Dundonnell and Fisherfield; The Fannichs and Ullapool; Assynt and the Far North; The Islands. Gaelic pronunciations are given with Ordnance Survey references, ascent and descent times, maps and stalking information.
When Chris Townsend reached the summit of Ben Hope in Sutherland, he walked his way into the record books. After 118 days in which he had covered more than 1,700 miles and climber over 575,000 feet, he had completed the first single continuous journey of all 277 Munros and 240 Tops in the Scottish Highlands.This is the story of that remarkable walk from the start on Ben More on the Isle of Mull through to the finish, the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest 18 times. For the author, the real enjoyment of the walk was not in counting up the summits or the miles but in spending week after week in the hills and living in the wilds. In THE MUNROS AND TOPS, Chris Townsend recalls the joys of observing the birds and animals, the trees and flowers, the changing shapes of the hills and the play of light on their slopes. He writes about the complexities of route-finding and the challenge of rugged terrain and of coping with often atrocious weather conditions. Illustrated with photographs taken during the walk, this is a stirring account of a unique achievement.
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This guide to all of Scotland's Munros details the new list of 285 peaks and their localities, Gaelic pronunciation, height, and climbing routes with times for both ascent and descent. Maps and photographs illustrate the region with hints on where to stay, OS references and difficulty ratings.
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