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!