What is a corrie?

What is a corrie? Here are some definitions.

  1. A bowl-shaped geographical feature formed by glaciation.
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Our original intention was to climb the slopes north of the lochan and so avoid the crags that form the corrie walls.
Red deer stags greeted me on the ridge crest and a buzzard wheeled away over the corrie below.
We shared the mountain only with a couple of wandering botanists who eschewed the top to search for a rare flora in the mountain corrie.
The route now begins to climb up beside those crags and into a high corrie before turning back on itself for the final push to the summit.
The summit of Carn an Tuirc lies about a kilometre west of the corrie rim and from there it's a straightforward easterly descent, then reascent to Tolmount.
To Angus it looked as though the North slope of the ridge was ready to crumble and avalanche into the corrie below.

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