Guided Walks - Salomon Skyline Scotland®

Guided Walks

What? Get up and close to the runners on high-level areas of the race routes.

When? Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th

How much? £25 per person

 

We are offering subsidised guided walks for just £25 per person. There are three guided walks available from professionally qualified Mountain Leaders. These guided walks are specifically designed for the friends and family of the competitors who would like to get out in the high Scottish mountains, but would prefer to do so as part of a group.

 

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Bring a cowbell to cheer on the runners! ©iancorless.com

 

For all our guided walks please come prepared for any weather, and a day of mountain walking. This means you will need the following essentials:

 

  • A packed lunch and plenty of snacks
  • Water bottle (and perhaps a thermos flask if it is cold)
  • Waterproof jacket and waterproof trousers
  • Warm mid-layer AND a spare warm jacket (it quickly gets cold when you stop to spectate)
  • Suitable footwear such as walking boots
  • Hat and gloves
  • Headtorch*

 

* Our Ben Nevis Summit (Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra) walk is likely to finish as darkness falls, so a headtorch is essential.

 

We would also recommend taking a smart phone (perhaps with a powerbank back-up) so that you can follow the GPS tracking live for the races. We will also provide each person with a race map. Our Mountain Leaders will carry emergency equipment for the group such as a first aid kit and group shelter.

 

Please note, when you meet your Mountain Leader, there will always be group discussion and decision about the itinerary based on the weather and groups’ ability. It is possible that the group will decide on a different plan. If transport is required, the group will need to organise this with their personal vehicles.

 


Ben Nevis Summit Walk

Friday 14th September / Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra Spectating 

 

Start Time/Location: 07:00 at the Ice Factor (meet in the Café downstairs). Final times TBC.

Finish Time/Location: ~17:00-18:00 at the Ice Factor. Final times TBC.

Distance and Height gain: Approximately 16km with 1,350m ascent

 

How to book?

From Thursday 12:00 simply come Event Village info point to book on. Don't risk leaving it until the morning of the walk!

 

Our guided walk to the summit of Ben Nevis is a brilliant chance to tick-off the UK’s highest mountain, and watch some of the runners ascending the spectacular Càrn Mòr Dearg Arête as they approach. It is likely that you finish this walk as darkness falls, so a headtorch is essential. The group will need to organise their own transport to Glen Nevis to start this walk.

 


Mamores Ridge Walking

Saturday 15th September / Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace Spectating

 

Start Time/Location: 09:00 at the Ice Factor (meet in the Café downstairs)

Finish Time/Location: ~17:00 at the Ice Factor

Distance and Height gain: Approximately 17km with 1,300m ascent

 

How to book?

From Thursday 12:00 simply come Event Village info point to book on. Don't risk leaving it until the morning of the walk!

 

Our guided ridge walk in the Mamores takes in the spectacular Munro summits of Stob Coire à Chàirn and Am Bodach, and traverses much of the same mountain paths as used by the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace, so you will get a close-up view of the racing as the runners pass, and vistas out of Ben Nevis to the north.

 

 


Salomon Glen Coe Skyline Spectators' Walk

Sunday 16th September / Salomon Glen Coe Skyline Spectating

 

Start Time/Location: 09:00 at the Ice Factor (meet in the Café downstairs)

Finish Time/Location: ~17:00 at the Ice Factor

Distance and Height gain: Approximately 6km with 850m ascent

 

How to book?

From Thursday 12:00 simply come Event Village info point to book on. Don't risk leaving it until the morning of the walk!

 

Our guided walk is a chance to see many elements of the Salomon Glen Coe Skyline. First the group heads to Checkpoint 5, which is a short walk up the stunning Lairig Eilde. After watching some of the runners passing through here, the group heads to Checkpoint 11, which is the support point and a hive of excitement and activity. Before long, you are heading back up Glen Coe, before a steep ascent brings you to the Munro summit of Am Bodach, and the opportunity to see runners as they finish the traverse of the famous Aonach Eagach.

 

 

The cost to join any of our guided walks is £25 per person. Booking in advance is essential.

 

How to book?

From Thursday 12:00 simply come Event Village info point to book on. Don't risk leaving it until the morning of the walk!