Sep 20, 2020 at 7:00 AM
Entry Fee $
(Lowest or Early Registration)
Prize Money: yes
Starting Elevation: 100
High Point: 3772
Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%
First Year of the Event: 2015
The Salomon Glen Coe Skyline® follows in the finest tradition of the most prestigious skyrunning races, fusing mountain running and alpinism in a pure test of speed, endurance and skill on an uncompromising, world-class course.
The route features long and sustained sections of scrambling terrain, which is roughly equivalent to moderate standard rock climbing. In addition, the race traverses high and remote mountainous terrain, which is at times impossible to retreat from and may be subject to severe and rapidly changing weather.
The event is only suitable for highly experienced competitors and all entrants are strictly vetted for experience.
Route Description Statistics
52km / 4,750m
The route will ascend Stob Dearg (Buachaille Etive Mor) via the exposed Grade III scramble (a ‘Moderate’ graded rock climb) of Curved Ridge.
Aonach Eagach Ridge
The route will complete a full traverse of the Aonach Eagach ridge, which includes exposed Grade II scrambling. The entire ridge is inescapable and once committed competitors must either complete the traverse or reverse back to Checkpoint 10 on the summit of Sgorr nam Fionnadh before returning to the valley bottom.
There will be no fixed ropes to safeguard any sections of the route and competitors must be confident to move safely over Moderate rock climbing terrain in all but the most severe weather conditions.
Bad Weather Route
The Bad Weather Route will only be used if the weather is forecast to be severe during the race. We must reiterate that competitors must be confident to move safely over Moderate rock climbing terrain in all but the most severe weather conditions. To be clear our expectation is that competitors can solo an exposed Grade III scramble in wet and windy weather.