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Breaking: Bad Weather Route Enacted For Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra

13th Sep 2018

Regrettfully, due to the severe conditions forecast on the tops tomorrow, we have been forced to enact the bad weather course for tomorrow's Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra.

 

The race will now start at 10:00 Friday 14th September.

 

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Above: The bad weather course follows the blue dotted route linefind out more

 

47.5km / 1640m ascent - see the BAD WEATHER route now

UPDATED CUT OFFS:

  • Bad Weather CP5 Glen Nevis Visitor Centre 15:15

  • Bad Weather CP6 Lundavra 16:30

  • Course Closure 19:00

LIVE GPS TRACKING FROM 10AM 

 

Live GPS Tracking

 

The Bad Weather Route is still a very significant, lengthy and challenging mountain run and should not be underestimated especially if conditions are very poor. 

In keeping with the ethos of the Salomon Skyline Scotland™ races, this Bad Weather Route is challenging with reasonable height gain, great variability in the terrain including river crossings and traverses of exposed upland trails. It avoids all of the exposed summit scrambling terrain and it will only be used if the weather is forecast to be very poor during the race. We must reiterate that competitors must be confident to move safely over exposed terrain in all but the most severe weather conditions. After CP3, the route stays low in Glen Nevis on main trails, and in forests, still to reach the existing Glen Nevis Visitor Centre Support Point (Called CP5 for the Bad Weather Course). After which the route uses the established and popular, though still remote, West Highland Way to reach the Finish at Kinlochleven.

There will be no fixed ropes to safeguard any sections of the route. 

 

Yours safely,

Skyline Scotland Race Control

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