NEW RACE for 2015 – GLENCOE SKYLINE

Glencoe Skyline

Skyrunning will be coming to Scotland in 2015. The GLENCOE SKYLINE is designed to capture the most alpine like running experience on the UK mainland. Never before has there been a mountain race that tackles the skyline of Glencoe.

The provisional route starts at the Glencoe Mountain Resort and, via the West Highland Way, accesses Buachaille Etive Mor ascending via Curved Ridge. A full traverse of Bidean nam Bian ensues before dropping down into Glencoe valley to climb up to Sgorr nam Fiannaidh. There is then an extended traverse of the entire Aonach Eagach ridge, before rejoining the West Highland Way and descending into Glencoe Valley via the Devils Staircase and returning to Glencoe Mountain Resort. Nice!

Make a note of the date: 22-August-2015

Provisional route statistics are 38-40km with 4500-5000m of ascent.

This event is brought to you by Shane Ohly and Ourea Events.

Website and (limited) entries open in early February. Watch this space!

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6 Responses to NEW RACE for 2015 – GLENCOE SKYLINE

  1. robsanderson1 says:

    Please keep me up to date with this event . I have a lot experience in marshalling and running events I have been involved in the 2007 AR WORLD Championship and have been organising AR events since 2005 And for the past 3 years I have been the race director/ planner for the Antonine Trail Race
    and I would love to be involved in the Glencoe Skyline Race.

  2. Yvonne Muir says:

    Can you please notify me when this race opens

  3. JOHN COYLE says:

    Did this whole route a number of times when I worked at the Clachaig Inn (magical times) as it was a natural glorious cirque. Although took in the Bidean tops, down An Stron, and up the Clachaig Gully path. Will be a massive undertaking as a race with support and fixed ropes a plenty, be a classic.

  4. Angus says:

    Come on! Don’t tantalise us with such an incredible race and then leave us hanging! When will entries be open?!

  5. Alistair Lawson says:

    It’s bad form to refer to “Glencoe valley”, because “glen” already means “valley”. It’s quite enough to say “descend into Glencoe…” or “descend to the valley floor”. Gotta get this kind of stuff right!

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