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
The start and finish is the Cluanie Inn (GR NH 076 117) and visits the 28 (29) Munros listed below.
Potential additional Munros east of Carn Eighe:
Use Explorer Maps: 414 Glen Shiel & Kintail Forest & 415 Glen Affric & Glen Moriston
None currently available.
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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.
UK Big 3 Rounds
Ultras by Region
Ultra Route Index
Bob Baxter Traverse
Bob Graham Round
Canary Islands 3 Peaks
Charlie Ramsay Round
Dales Top Ten
Dark Peak County Tops
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