The ‘Corbetts for Courses’ challenge aims to get supporters of Mountain Aid to collectively climb all Corbetts across Scotland throughout the month of May.
Mountain Aid hope that, alongside raising funds, supporters will be encouraged to climb something new.
To take part, participants simply choose one of the 222 Corbetts to climb and inform Mountain Aid through the dedicated Facebook Group or via email. There will be a suggested donation of £10, but participants can rally fundraising ahead of their climb. Once the Corbett has been climbed, submit your Summit Selfie and your achievement will be listed on their website.
Susan Beech of Mountain Aid said: “As far as Mountain Aid is aware, no one has set a Corbett Challenge of the type we envisage. Often we find Corbetts are overlooked as the masses are motivated simply to bag Munros.”
56 participants have signed up at the time of writing.
Mountain Aid is a Scottish Charity with the objective of promoting mountain safety.
Mountain Aid activities include:
- An annual programme of free “experiential” navigation, winter skills and outdoor first aid training courses.
- A series of free winter mountain safety lectures at venues across the country.
- Organising Skills for the Hills and Scottish Mountain Safety Days. These exhibition style events offer hill-goers a chance to meet and talk to agencies involved in the great outdoors in Scotland.
Mountain Aid is run entirely by volunteers, all of whom are active hill walkers.
For more information on how to take part, visit mountainaid.org.uk