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2001 will see a revised edition of the SMC's Corbetts and other Scottish hills, and Hamish Brown has been landed with the task of tracking down publishable-quality photographs of the various lumps and bumps. Most hills have already been covered, but the following are proving tricky:
Corbetts - Merrick ("and other Section 0 hills could be better", Hamish says), Meall Fhudair, Beinn Each, Meall na Fearna, Beinn Mholach, Glas Bheinn (Kinlochleven), Maol Creag an Loch / An Dun, Beinn Bhreac, Morrone, Carn Mor (Lecht), Corryhabbie Hill, Carn na Saobhaidhe ("the biggest challenge of all"), Geal-charn Mor, Meall Dubh, Beinn Resipol, Carn Mor (Dessarry), Bac an Eich, Beinn a'Chaisgean Mor, Breabag, Glas Bheinn (Assynt)
Lower hills - Creag Dhubh (Newtonmore), Ben Corodale, Cracaval "and really any of the finer Outer Hebrides".
So if any readers have high-quality shots of any of these, Hamish would be keen to cast an eye: 26 Kirk-caldy Rd, Burntisland, Fife, KY3 9HQ, or 01592 873546.
Thanks to our Deeside correspondent for news of the annual friendly match between Braemar and Aberdeen mountain rescue teams, held on 1 Oct. The losing team collects the Jacqueline Greaves Perpetually Lost Trophy. (For previous results, see TAC39, p2 and TAC43, p11.)
At Ballater San Siro: Braemar MRT 4 - Aberdeen MRT 5
"Disappointment for Braemar after a 3-1 half-time lead with BMRT's Lindsay "the cat" Smith saving a cannonball penalty. The second half saw Aberdeen bending the rules by calling on the help of a ringer, and the final blow for Braemar came when disgraced captain and BMRT secretary Graham McDonald was shown the red card for handling balls. Braemar were graceful in defeat and accepted the trophy from last year's custodians."
Oh, and six months after the Scotsman debacle, TAC's editor is back in the land of editorial deadlines. Check out his column on scotlandonline.com and fire off queries to edrenalin.com; Chris Tyler is around, too - good-o.
TAC 48 Index