|Mid way camp at Loch Ailort|
Competing in the A class (maximum distance and contour lines for your entry fee), the two day event was split into a 27Km (2200m ascent) day1 with mid camp at Loch Ailort and a 23Km (2000m ascent) day2 finishing back at Glenfinnan.
Day 1 - finishing time 8hrs30mins; position 15 of 21
Tough navigation early on in thick hill fog, but cleared spectacularly around mid day. I struggled around the 5hr mark (totally cooked !) before finding a bit energy later on. Spectacular scenery and views on some very rough ground
Day2 - finishing time 7hrs20mins; position 16 of 21
Fantastic sunny day with a nice breeze - very stiff knee from a slip on the Saturday so down to a very slow pace. Managed the hydration/nutrition better...and got a bit of sun burn !
Again, Spectacular scenery and views, and more very rough ground....
Overall - 15th in A-class, and 3rd A-class Male Vets (after some age related time adjustment jiggery pockery !)
Fantastic event - super mix of endurance, navigational challenge, team work, scenery, friendliness - great evening at mid way camp catching up with 'well-kent' faces and making a few new acquaintances...
|Eddie enjoying view west towards Skye|
|View down south down Loch Shiel|