The Broxap Round                                  Scotland (Glen Shiel & Glen Affric)

Jon Broxap completed this round in June1988 to establish a new record by climbing 28 Munros in a day (or 23-20 to be exact).  This improved on Martin Stone's 26 Munro record of the previous year which was based on an extension of the 24 peaks included in the Charlie Ramsey Round. In contrast Jon opted for a route in the Shiel-Affric region by extending an obvious circuit of the Munros of the South Cluanie Ridge and Five Sisters Ridge up into the Glen Affric area creating a formidable run of 78 miles with 33000' of climbing.  Attempts to improve the record further were thwarted by bad weather. In 1997 Adrian Belton tried a 29 Munro round with another extension to Ramsey's Round, while in 2008 Steve Pyke attempted extending the Broxap Round by including Tom a' Choinich and Toll Creagach on the east ridge of Carn Eige. In the meantime the 1997 edition of Munro Tables promoted Sgurr na Carnach to Munro status and along with it Jon's record from 28 to 29 Munros in a day while Sgurr an Iubhair in the Mamores was demoted to a top so reducing the Ramsey Round and any extensions by one Munro! A short history of the 24 hour Munro record can be found elsewhere on this site - see below. After some 29 years Jon's record was finally broken in 2017 when Jim Mann climbed 30 Cairngorm Munros in 22-05. 


The 1988 Fell Runner article entitled ' Bein Fhionnlaidh's Case' gives Jon's account of his record breaking run plus a report by his pacers - see below

Route

The start and finish is the Cluanie Inn (GR NH 076 117) and visits the 28 (29) Munros listed below.

 

Use Explorer Maps: 414 Glen Shiel & Kintail Forest  & 415 Glen Affric & Glen Moriston
 

Schedule

None currently available.

Finishers

Martin Stone maintains a register of record breaking runs on behalf of the FRA.  Email: martin.stone@sportident.co.uk


Links and Further Information

  • Beinn Fhionnlaidh's Case, Jon Broxap (The Fell Runner, September 1988) - An account of his record breaking run plus a report by his pacers

  • The Munro Phenomena, Andrew Dempster (Mainstream, 1995) - provides a good history of the Munro 24-hour record starting with Philip Tranter's round in 1964. Out-of- print but obtainable through second-hand booksellers.

  • The 24 hour Munro Record - a short history

  • Munro Map by Munro Magic - this provides an overview of the geography of the area by keying in any of the Munros listed above.

Potential additional Munros east of Carn Eighe:

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COMPLETIONS

Where there is a recorder please contact them to log your completion. In addition, or if there isn't a recorder, you are invited to share your experience on the gofar facebook page to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!

SAFETY WARNING

 

All the routes on this site require proven mountain running experience. You undertake them entirely at your own risk. Please take full mountain safety precautions at all times.  Always ensure you carry sufficient clothing, food and equipment to cope with dramatic changes in the weather conditions!  Appropriate insurance cover is recommended.

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The object of this website is to provide a single, ready source of information on the ultra-distance mountain challenges which have been developed over the past three or more decades. It now offers a diverse range of long and "short", old and recent, formal and informal routes from around the UK to encourage runners of all ages and abilities to have a go, subject to proven mountain experience in all conditions.

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RECORDS and NEWS

 

Please send details of any record-breaking runs and the like to Martin Stone who maintains records on behalf of the Fell Runners Association. Email:  martin.stone@sportident.co.uk

Please also refer to the guidelines and definitions in the FRA Handbook.

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