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Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™

Sun 19th Sep 2021 · Kinlochleven
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The Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™ features remote Scottish glens, technical single track, airy ridges, & high mountain passes. Truly, this course is for the boldest all-round ultra-runners.

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What's included:

Salomon BEANIE worth £22
Finisher's medal presented to all competitors completing the race (within the course closure time)
Live GPS tracking of your progress around the course
A well stocked feed station on the course
Digital race timing for course split times and official results

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Route description

The Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™ is a challenging mountain ultra, set in the most tremendous mountain scenery. The race has the considerable objective of summiting the highest mountain in the UK within its route of 52km and 4,000m ascent. Ben Nevis is certainly not the only Scottish ‘Munro’ in the route: Four other Munros are summited, famous glens are visited, tremendous waterfalls, rivers, gorges and lochs are passed, while two distinctly different mountain ranges are traversed: The Mamores (twice) and the loftier Grey Corries. Certainly, one of the strongest memories - at 20km - will be the passage along the airy CMD Arête, that connects Càrn Mòr Dearg summit to Ben Nevis itself. In-between the mountains, the route follows a mixture of ancient established paths, glen paths and forest tracks; many of which are the type of superb single track that trail-runners dream of! The final section of the route merges into the Ring of Steall Skyrace route for the completion of the final three Munros. World-class in all respects, this stern route will be a tremendous achievement, with a return to Kinlochleven in sub 12-hours.

In terms of runnablity, here is how the route breaks down:

70% / 36.5km. Single-Track: Always runnable. Usually gravel or soft peaty ground. Gravel = sometimes good and well drained surfaces, excepting puddles. Peat = often wet and slippery surfaces, and perhaps with wet and muddy ditch crossings. Runners in single file and sometimes fanning out to find best ditch crossings.

13% / 6.5km. Double-Track: Always runnable. Usually Glen and Estate tracks and Forest tracks. Often well-drained surfaces, excepting puddles. Runners will have room to run side-by-side.

10% / 5.5km. Trackless: Typically ground that may be ridge boulders, bedrock, gravel, heather, and rough grass. This ground is usually runnable if; a) it’s not too steep in ascent, b) it’s not too wet, c) it’s not too rough, d) you are fit and practised enough and e) you have good traction. Most of these terrain types are possible to descend whilst running.

7% / 3.5km. Road-Tarmac: Always runnable. Tarmac sealed open (not closed to traffic) public roads.

How to get there

5 Appin Rd, Kinlochleven PH50 4RR, UK

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