Highlands & Islands

New survey separates twin peaks in Highlands

Buidhe Bheinn. Pic: Richard Webb/Geograph
Image caption Buidhe Bheinn has now been given the Corbett status

Two peaks that had twin Corbett status because mountaineers could not determine which was taller have now been separated by new measurements.

Buidhe Bheinn above Kinloch Hourn and Sgurr a' Bhac Chaolais, overlooking Glen Shiel and linked by a ridge, were previously thought to be 885m.

New survey equipment has now recorded Buidhe Bheinn the higher at 885.50m. It now solely holds the status.

Corbetts are Scottish hills of 762m to 914.4m (2,000-3,000 ft).

There are more than 200 of them.

Sgurr a' Bhac Chaolais measures 885.21m, according to the new survey.

The Scottish Mountaineering Club (SMC) will list Buidhe Bheinn as the Corbett.

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