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!
John Fleetwood's Scottish Challenges Northern Scotland
When it comes to devising and executing long distance challenges in Scotland John Fleetwood has no peers. Since completing a winter Tranter Round some 20 years ago he has clocked up nearly 30 major mountain challenges. The location map and table below give an overview and summary. The statistics would be impressive enough without the fact they were all solo, unsupported unrecced attempts, using map and compass, spanning all seasons and all weathers. All in all, they represent an epic combination of endurance running and mountaineering.
Torridion Giants .
Strathfarrer Watershed .
Mullardoch Round .
Cuillin Ridge .
Glen Shiel Rounds.
Knoydart Round .
Loch Shiel Round.
Scottish Haute Route
The links above
Click on route names for links to John Fleetwood's blogs
W = Winter Completion
Each of the above links connects to a blog route page with a full account, schedule and photos.
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.
HAVE A GO!
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.
FRA LONG DISTANCE
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: email@example.com
Please also refer to the guidelines and definitions in the FRA Handbook.
Updates are generally made each winter and announced on gofar facebook. If you are not on facebook, to subscribe to future updates email Tony Wimbush: firstname.lastname@example.org . Put "subscribe" in the subject line, or "delete" if you wish to unsubscribe.
If you can improve on the accuracy of this resource, offer details of other routes (old and new), spot any errors in grid references, names, heights, spelling or punctuation, or find a link which does not work please email Tony Wimbush: email@example.com