The Charlie Ramsay Round The UK Big 3 Rounds
Binnein Mor, June 2009, © Bob Wightman
This is the Scottish equivalent of the BGR with a circuit of 24 peaks in 24 hours involving some 60 miles and 28000' ascent. Starting from Glen Nevis Youth Hostel it takes in the Mamores, the Loch Treig munros, the Grey Corries, the Aanochs, Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis. Ramsay first completed it in 1978 as an extension of Philip Tranter's Round of 19 munros in 1964. Although the shortest round of the UK Big 3 it is widely regarded as the toughest due to the limited support points, its high remote terrain and its more testing navigation. There is a CRR website providing route details, advice, history and a record of all finishers - see link below. See also the link to Finlay Wild's record-breaking run in 2020.
Links and Further Information
A link to the current schedule of finishers and how to register completions
A comprehensive guide to the route
An overview of the Big 3 challenges
My Ramsay's Round Record, Finlay Wild (Fellrunner, Autumn, 2020)
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!
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
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