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What is Skyline Scotland?

17th Aug 2016

Soaring ridges, exposed traverses and precipitous drops. Fast and light over rough and technical terrain. A fusion of alpinism and mountain running.


Skyline Scotland™ will feature three of the highest-octane mountain running races in the UK on Friday 16th - Sunday 18th September 2016. Will you be taking part or coming to Kinlochleven to soak up the race atmosphere and ring a cowbell to cheer on the skyrunners?


Salomon cowbell

"Ring ring" - Salomon cowbells helped create a fantastic spectating atmosphere at the 2015 event ©Ian Corless 


Spectating Opportunities

Spectators are very welcome! We want to grow the local and outdoor community support for the race to comparable levels to those found at the big European races in years to come. 

  1. At the Event Centre, the Ice Factor in Kinlochleven (where all three starts and finishes will be) we will be providing screens with live results and the live GPS tracking feed as the competitors progress around the routes.
  2. You can intercept the runners out on the course at low-level spectator zones using our handy spectator schedules (and live GPS tracking) to predict when they will arrive.
  3. We will also be offering professionally guided walking groups to high-level locations on the course led by local mountain guides at £10 per person.


In addition, two eagerly anticipated speaker and film nights will take place on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th September at Kinlochleven High School, just a 5 minute walk from the Ice Factor. We encourage you to sign-up now to avoid missing out on the unique opportunity to hear these inspirational talks, from Jasmin Paris, Tom Owens, and last year’s winner Joe Symonds, and watch some incredible films (limited entries will be available on the door).

See the full programme for both nights.

Salomon Mamores VK, Ring of Steall Skyrace, Glen Coe Skyline

Race Overview

Salomon Mamores VK™ - Friday 16th September 2016

A UK first, this International Skyrunning Federation Vertical Kilometer® format race is an incredible leg burning and lung-busting ascent from sea level to Munro summit. Participants are set off at timed intervals to follow a marked course gaining 1000m of height in less than 5km, with the winner having the fastest overall time to the summit. 

Part of the Skyrunner® UK Series

Practically sold out! - enter now


Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™ - Saturday 17th September 2016

A variation of the classic 'Ring of Steall' ridge-walking route, this incredible 25km mountain running race tackles challenging terrain and classic ridge scrambling terrain with 2,500m of steep ascent and descent.

Part of the Skyrunner® UK Series

Nearly full! - enter now


Salomon Glen Coe Skyline™ - Sunday 18th September 2016

The second edition of this race again follows in the finest tradition of the most prestigious Skyrunning races, fusing mountain running and alpinism in a pure test of speed, endurance and skill on an uncompromising, world-class course. The route includes the most challenging Scottish mountain running terrain, featuring long and sustained sections of top-end scrambling. Climbing experience required. Retreat at times impossible!

The race is only suitable for highly experienced competitors and all entrants are vetted for experience.

Part of the Skyrunner® World Series

[Sold out]

Salomon Glen Coe Skyline
Only the most challenging Scottish mountain terrain is covered on the Salomon Glen Coe Skyline™ ©Ian Corless


The Salomon Glen Coe Skyline™ race on Sunday 18th September is part of the Skyrunner® World Series. Here is the 2016 SWS calendar:


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