5 reasons to run the Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™
1. Summit Ben Nevis - the highest mountain in the UK
The Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™ journeys through remote valleys, over thrilling ridges and finally to the highest mountain top in the UK - the mighty Ben Nevis. At 1,345 metres in elevation, the views up here are pretty amazing with endless mountains and sea lochs stretching to the horizon in every direction. Once summited, enjoy an exciting descent as you plummet back down to the Glen Nevis valley.
Enjoying amazing views from the top of Ben Nevis on the 2019 Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™ ©No Limits Photography
2. Run along the spectacular CMD Arete
Interested to discover the best way to run to the summit of the UK's highest mountain? Well, say hello to the stunning CMD Arete. Connecting the Munros of Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis this spectacular ridge provides an exciting challenge to ultra runners with sections of easy scrambling and some incredible views of the north face of Ben Nevis. Definitely not one to be missed!
The best way to climb Ben Nevis - along the stunning CMD Arete ©No Limits Photography
3. Follow in the footsteps of Champions
Many famous faces have travelled to Scotland to take on the challenge of the Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™. This was especially true of the 2018 edition which was also the ULTRA Skyrunning World Championships. Jonathan Albon took the title for the men with Ragna Debats coming in first for the women. Other well-known ultra runners taking the wins include: Munro round record holder Donnie Campbell and Nepali Salomon athlete Mira Rai.
Ragna Debats - winner of the 2018 Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™ and the ULTRA Skyrunning World Championships ©No Limits Photography
4. Push your limits
If you are looking for an exciting ultra running challenge than this race is for you. The Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™ covers 52km with 4,000 metres of elevation. This is challenging skyrunning with sections of very rough terrain, scrambling, considerable height gain and airy ridge traverses. It promises to be one epic and memorable day out in the Scottish Highlands.
The Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™ - a challenge in terms of terrain, elevation and distance! ©No Limits Photography
5. Discover wild Scotland
The Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™ will also take you off the beaten track. Soon after starting in the village of Kinlochleven, you will plunge into the wilderness with amazing views of the more remote munros: Sgùrr Eilde Mòr, Binnein Mòr and Binnein Beag. Explore some excellent trails and enjoy some superb running through beautiful, wild Scotland!
Exploring the wild landscape of Scotland on the 2018 Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™ ©No Limits Photography