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Salomon Mamores Vertical Kilometre

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The Salomon Mamores VK™ follows the well established International Skyrunning Federation Vertical Kilometer® format, in which participants follow a marked course gaining 1000m of height in less than 5km. Participants are set off at timed intervals with the winner having the fastest overall time to the summit.

Whilst physically arduous, the Salomon Mamores VK™ route does not include technical terrain that requires any scrambling or rock climbing experience. As such, the race is suitable for any runner who is up for the challenge.

How to enter the Salomon Mamores Vertical Kilometre

  1. Mamores VK

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Salomon Mamores Vertical Kilometre route

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!

Event Details

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)

Raceday 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
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

Salomon Mamores Vertical Kilometre weather forecast

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