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Hill Walking

Corbett Twins Separated

Friday 9th November 2012

Two peaks whose heights had been inseparable and therefore awarded twin Corbett status, have now been accurately measured and the more southerly of the two shown to be 29 centimetres higher than its neighbour.

Buidhe Bheinn above Kinloch Hourn and Sgurr a' Bhac Chaolais which overlooks Glen Shiel had been tied on 885 metres, but modern surveying equipment has been used to provide more accurate measurements.  Buidhe Bheinn was found to be 885.50 metres, compared to 885.21 metres for Sgurr a' Bhac Chaolais.  The Scottish Mountaineering Club (SMC) will now list Buidhe Bheinn as the Corbett.

Further information is available from the following sources.

Scottish Mountaineering Club
Grough
Ordnance Survey

A full report on the story will appear in the February edition of Scottish Mountaineer.