During summer 2019, hillwalkers' charity Mountain Aid organised a suitably hill-themed fundraising campaign, Corbetts for Courses. Over three months more 200 ascents of Corbetts were made by around 70 volunteers, with many climbing several hills.
In the process almost £1200 was raised for Mountain Aid. This will go towards the charity's navigation and winter skills courses, which are free to participants.
Highlights of the event included ascents of Ben Aden, a remote hill in Knoydart, in this case reached by canoe along Loch Quoich. A succession of West Coast hills were also accessed by private yacht, with ascents of Corbetts on the islands of Rum, Skye, Harris, Arran, Jura and Mull.
A spokesperson for Mountain Aid said, "We would like to thank everyone who took part in the event and made it such as success, whether that be by climbing a Corbett, making a donation or supporting others in their endeavours. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Mountain Aid will be able to continue to provide free training courses for the next year".
Established in 2009, Mountain Aid is a volunteer-run Scottish Charity with the objective of promoting mountain safety. Their activities include an annual programme of free navigation, winter skills and outdoor first aid training courses and free mountain safety lectures and events at venues across the country.
Compared with the more popular Munros, the Corbetts are spread more widely across Scotland, stretching south into the Borders, west into Ardgour and featuring on many more islands. There are 222 of these distinctive mountains, whose height ranges between 2500 and 3000 feet, with an elevation difference of at least 500 feet from adjacent hills.