A cancer charity is looking for volunteers in its quest to conquer more than 200 Scottish mountains.
Macmillan Cancer Support is hoping to raise cash by encouraging teams of two to scale each of the 219 Corbetts.
The teams won’t be expected to tackle every summit, just to choose particular ones to climb. The event takes place throughout May. There are plenty of spectacular hills to go at: Corbetts are Scottish mountains between 2,500ft and 2,999ft, and many are a better prospect than their taller Munro cousins.
Tallest are Beinn Dearg and Ganu Mor on Foinaven, which both measure up a whisker below the Munro height at 914m, or 2,998ft. At the lower end is Beinn na h-Uamha, scraping over the crossbar at 762m (2,500ft). Possibly the best known Corbetts are The Cobbler (Ben Arthur), with its awkward exposed summit scramble, and Goat Fell on Arran. If you fancy a horse-racing theme, you could always combine Foinaven with Arkle.
The Corbetts are named after John Rooke Corbett of Bristol, a member of both the Scottish Mountaineering Club and the Rucksack Club. The Corbetts must have a 500ft drop between them and any neighbouring hill, which means that there are fewer chances to bag a handful in one day.
Details of the Macmillan Conquer a Corbett event are on its website.