The Glen Lyon Corbett Round Scotland
Corbetts are Scottish hills of between 2500' and 3000' in height with a drop of 500' on all sides. In contrast to the Munros this definition ensures they are all separate well defined peaks with a significant ascent. There are 221 listed in total and this route links together the 13 clustered round the remote and beautiful area of Glen Lyon, north-east of Tyndrum in the Central Highlands. It was devised by Yiannis Tridimas and was first completed as a solo run of 96km with 6000m ascent in a time of 22-42 during 2012 having previously clocked up a round of 12 Corbetts the year before. Like Yiannis's other routes it is characterised by formidable, pathless terrain making it no less demanding than most other 24 hour rounds!
The object is to complete the round of 13 Corbetts listed below within 24 hours by starting and finishing at Stronuich Reservoir (GR NN 507 421)
OS Explorer Maps: Use 378-Ben Lawers & Glen Lyon and 377-Loch Etive & Glen Orchy
Included in Yiannis Tridimas's Fellrunner article - see below.
This is an informal 24 hour challenge without registrations. Why not share your experience on facebook to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!
Links and Further Information
Enquiries and reports - email: email@example.com
The Glen Corbett Round, Yiannis Tridimas (The Fellrunner, Summer 2012) - an account of his successful round including a schedule
Corbett Map by Munro Magic - this provides an overview of the geography of the area by keying in any of the Corbetts listed above.
Where there is a recorder please contact them to log your completion. In addition, or if there isn't a recorder, you are invited to share your experience on the gofar facebook page to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!
All the routes on this site require proven mountain running experience. You undertake them entirely at your own risk. Please take full mountain safety precautions at all times. Always ensure you carry sufficient clothing, food and equipment to cope with dramatic changes in the weather conditions! Appropriate insurance cover is recommended.
HAVE A GO!
The object of this website is to provide a single, ready source of information on the ultra-distance mountain challenges which have been developed over the past three or more decades. It now offers a diverse range of long and "short", old and recent, formal and informal routes from around the UK to encourage runners of all ages and abilities to have a go, subject to proven mountain experience in all conditions.
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RECORDS and NEWS
Please send details of any record-breaking runs and the like to Martin Stone who maintains records on behalf of the Fell Runners Association. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also refer to the guidelines and definitions in the FRA Handbook.
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If you can improve on the accuracy of this resource, offer details of other routes (old and new), spot any errors in grid references, names, heights, spelling or punctuation, or find a link which does not work please email Tony Wimbush: firstname.lastname@example.org