Salomon Mamores Vertical Kilometre

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An incredible leg-burning and lung-busting ascent from sea level to Munro summit, the UK's only Vertical Kilometer®!
Mamores VK
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Sat 18th Sep 2021
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Kinlochleven, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Serious Climbs

20 to 50m elevation gain per km

Where and when
5 Appin Rd, Kinlochleven PH50 4RR, UK
Start times
Mamores VK:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Salomon Mamores Vertical Kilometre
Route information
Na Gruagaichean* is the most prominent Mamores Munro above Kinlocheven, and from our Event Centre, the road at the Startline will feel like a runway for the beginning of your kilometre of ascent up this fine mountain.
The route soon switches into a rocky path in some steep woodland, passes beside the Grey Mare’s Waterfall, and pushes up out of the trees and onto the open hillside using good narrow paths. At 330m altitude, a short section of rough vehicle track is used, and leaving this track marks the start of the mountain’s steep flank, and then to its shoulder. This route is a lesser used approach to this mountain and is impressively direct.
The clear goal is the southern promontory approach ridge where the Leachd na h-Aire cairn can be found, and the route briefly levels after this, and passes through 900m at a shallower gradient. The summit will now be in clear sight, as will the other mighty Mamores Munros east and west, and Ben Nevis and the Grey Corries to the north, and if you were to look back, Glen Coe’s (Skyline) Munros to the south. Mission accomplished!
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What's included
An entry includes:
Participation in the Salomon Mamores VK™
Salomon BEANIE worth £22
Finisher's medal presented to all competitors completing the race (within the course closure time)
A fully waymarked and signed race route
Eligibility for the prize fund
1st, 2nd and 3rd trophies for open men and women
Choice of start time (first-come, first-served)
A well planned and professionally organised race by Ourea Events
Digital race timing for official results
Emergency medical cover during the race
Mountain safety team cover during the race
Marshalling support and high-level manned checkpoints during the race
Race commentary at Kinlochleven Event Centre
Skyline Scotland™ car sticker
Entrance to prize ceremony
… and after party in The Ice Factor (Event Centre)
How to get there
5 Appin Rd, Kinlochleven PH50 4RR, UK
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The Event Village, Parking, Start and Finish will be at the Ice Factor in the centre of Kinlochleven. Registration will be a signed 2-minute walk away in The Leven Centre [3] (see map above). The address of the Event Village is:
The Ice Factor
PH50 4SF
There is plenty of parking adjacent to the Event Village in Kinlochleven for a nominal charge t.b.c. (cash only - per entry).
Event day logistics
Friday 20th September 2019
10:00 – Salomon Mamores VK™: Registration Open
11:00 – Salomon Mamores VK™: First Start
13:00 – Salomon Mamores VK™: Registration Close
14:00 – Salomon Mamores VK™: Last Start
15:30 – Salomon Mamores VK™: Course Close
19:00 – Speaker & Film Night (tickets available in advance)
T.B.C. – Salomon Mamores VK™: Prize Ceremony
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Kit List
Mandatory items
All competitors must carry or wear the following:
  • Fell/mountain running shoes (road trainers or running shoes without a deep enough lug are NOT acceptable)
  • Waterproof top with hood
  • Waterproof trousers/pants
  • Hat, gloves/glove-mittens suitable for the weather conditions
  • Whistle
Recommended items
  • Spare warm top suitable for the weather conditions (spare means unworn at the start)
  • Headtorch (with sufficient light to be able to navigate in the darkness) if you are starting later
  • Some food and drink to refuel with on the way back down to Kinlochleven
  • A ca. 5-litre pack in which to carry the above
  • Water bottle and / or hydration system
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