cape wrath trail fkt

„Trail“ in diesem Fall mit „Weg“ zu übersetzen mag aber bereits irreführend sein. I haven’t attempted an FKT since my bimble along the 630-mile South West Coast Path in May 2016, which was a really memorable experience, but really tiring (averaging three hours’ sleep for 10 nights). There’ll be about six hours of daylight per 24. Cape Wrath (Schottisch-Gälisch: Am Parbh, An Carbh in Lewis) ist ein Kap in Sutherland, Highland, im nördlichen Schottland.Das Kap stellt den nordwestlichsten Punkt der Insel Großbritannien dar.. Der Name Cape Wrath (auch englisch für Zorn oder Wut) stammt vom altnordischen Wort für "Umkehrpunkt". I reached the bothy at Glendhu at 11:45am, took the good path towards Kylesku and then branched off past another waterfall up the 4 x 4 track to Loch an Leathiad Bhuan. After being reassured another would be there within the hour I carried on the road to the Cape in sunny but windy weather which I reached at 11.05am, 5 days 7 hours and 35 minutes after I had left Fort William the previous Monday. It goes through ten places that could loosely be termed towns or villages in its entirety, but few of these will coincide with the end of a day’s trekking. And it’s not really a trail. On the way, clear views of the snowcapped Ben More Assynt/Conival ridge opened up. On December 8th Damian Hall and Beth Pascall will be starting their quest to get the fastest known (FKT) time for the Cape Wrath Trail which starts in Fort William and goes to the north-western tip of Scotland, Cape Wrath, over 230 miles of rugged Scottish countryside. Rather than continue to Shenevall Bothy I took the 4 x 4 track directly north over the hill and down to Corrie Hallie which I reached around 7pm. The last 200 or so metres of climb are particularly strenuous over rough moorland and, on the day I was there encountered light snow and the occasional hail shower. Beth Pascall and Damian Hall attempt to break the self-supported FKT (Fastest Known Time) on the Cape Wrath Trail, the notoriously tough 230-mile trail in north-west Scotland, which stands at 7 days, 9 hours and 31 minutes and was set in April 2018. The Cape Wrath Trail is notoriously wild, remote and inhospitable, the terrain it winds through is regarded as the last true wilderness in Britain. If you zoom in on the GPS maps you can see how the GPS track deviates from the track. Most of the journey was speed-walked but with the occasional jog down gentle downhill sections and along the canal towpath. The bus duly arrived and by 2pm I was hitching to Inverness which I reached at 6pm. The Columbia Montrail FKT is made for casual trail runners with wider feet, here's why it is one of the best trail running shoes 2020. With the weather and the approaching darkness this took some time to find and it was 21:30 by the time I reached the road at Clachan. Wikinger kehrten hier oft zurück in ihre Heimat. 13hours 8 mins. The dry weather permitted an almost direct northerly (but largely pathless descent) to cross the River Loyne almost where it joined the loch. We’d only just started, when Ellie said, “I know! The aim was to source hot food and a sandwich for a later meal from one location en-route each day. We’re primarily running the Cape Wrath Trail to have an adventure, to explore somewhere new, to get our wildness hit (even if much of it will be in the dark). And thirdly… wait, er, who exactly is going to run it? After a brief pause for lunch at the Sheiling I branched off west to Ben Dreavie and then descending across ground WNW towards a loch around two km away. Summit Fever Media has just released the film on Vimeo and we watched it from under a nice warm blanket. It crosses remote, sparsely populated and potentially dangerous mountain country. 15hrs 30 mins. I doggedly stuck to the path on the Eastern side of Glen Oykell preferring to take a more circuitous route to the pass between Conival and Breabag Tarsainn in order to limit the final climb. Fortunately, the rain had ceased during the night enabling me to get away before 6am. We’re primarily running the Cape Wrath Trail to have an adventure, to explore somewhere new, to get our wildness hit (even if much of it will be in the dark). The Cape Wrath Trail takes you to beaches, glens and mountaintops that see very few humans pass by in a year. No big mileage, just pootling along at around 50 miles a week with some longer bimbles in the Brecon Beacons carrying a pack. The route started up the Great Glen following the original route followed by David Paterson (effectively the inventor of the Cape Wrath Trail) in the mid-1990s as far as Bendronaig Bothy then swinging north via Achnashellach and Easan Dorcha to Kinlochewe and from there following the frequently used route via Oykell Bridge to The Cape. Damian racing the Ice Ultra. I took the northerly turn initially up a recently surfaced gravel road which I then left where it crossed a river headed from the Bealach an Sgoltaidh and headed almost directly north across boggy ground to Bearnais bothy where I arrived at 16.40. It takes in 12,000m of ascent and the dynamic duo plan to do it in less than seven days. It was easy to follow this all the way to Oykell Bridge, though shortly after The Schoolhouse Bothy I took a rougher more direct track to the hotel where I arrived shortly before 1pm. I was pleasantly surprised to see what was formerly the Whistle Stop café, which had previously closed, was now under new management as the Gorse Bush and doing a roaring trade. We were delighted to support Beth Pascall and Damian Hall's self-supported winter fastest known time (FKT) attempt on the Cape Wrath Trail in December 2019. I met Beth on the Spine Race too. 6th Diagonale des Fous . Trip Report: Cape Wrath Trail in fewer than 6 days. 1st Dark Mountains (Long Score) 2017. The total ascent for the trip I estimate to be 29,530 ft. David Dean - Cape Wrath Trail (UK) - 2019-05-11,,,,,, 36.5 miles (34.9). These heavy items must once have been brought via cart as ancient way-markers. I crossed the river to the open moor at around 7.30am and from here headed Eastwards to the cairn on the horizon. I carried a 25lt pack with sleeping bag, sleeping mattress, tarp, clothes, toiletries, accessories including power pack, first aid kit, maps, compass etc. Damian will update his Instagram and Strava when reception allows. I did not carry cooking facilities merely a mug and spoon. And when we get to Cape Wrath, we’ll probably need to cover another 15 miles on foot to get to the nearest road. Despite the rain I decided to continue on to Inverlael over the, frankly uninteresting, path from near Dundonnell House. There’s no waymarking, it’s not on OS maps and there’s not really an official route; we’ll follow the one suggested by Iain Harper in his excellent Cicerone guidebook, Walking The Cape Wrath Trail. So when I get in trouble she’ll know which pills to give me to end it all (unless I’ve told too many dad jokes, then she might not). The route is unmarked and there is no official line. 41.1 miles (37.4). There is a trod down to the Abhainn an Loch Bhig and from hear an intermittent path can be picked up close to the derelict rusting fence. This time I may have to furtively transfer my custard rations into her pack so slow her down. Matt and Ellie, the award-winning film-makers who made Underdog, are bored of my dad jokes. I couldn’t run for seven weeks afterwards. After reaching the Caledonian Canal at Banavie I ran down the towpath as far as Gairlochy and then followed the Great Glen route to about 1km before Bunarkaig where there is a left turn marked St Cian’s church. After a couple of miles there is a sign diverting Cape Wrath walkers back to the main track. Trip Report: Cape Wrath Trail in fewer than 6 days. A mile east of the Inn a track branches north up the spectacular An Caorann Mor to the junction with Glen Affric. We don’t know yet what the weather will bring, but I’m hoping for colder temperatures and snow. Encouragingly I won a local 7-mile multi-terrain race. Record/FKT Paddy Buckley Round, 61 miles . The Cape Wrath Trail is a long distance walk from Fort William to the northwesternmost point of mainland Britain, Cape Wrath. Damian Hall and Beth Pascall smash Cape Wrath FKT. The Cape Wrath Trail is the expedition of a lifetime, traversing 200 miles of Scotland's wildest and most beautiful country. By the time I had left the path to cross towards Loch a Garbh-bhaid Mor I had decided that reaching the Old School at Inshegra before it stopped serving dinner at 8pm would have to be the limit of that day’s objectives. I took the usual switch-back route at the end of the bay. On this section I was able to follow a rough 4x4 track for almost half the way. Even so from Kinlochewe (7.5 miles into my third day) I followed the Cape Wrath Ultra Route which is listed as 126 miles. 11th Trail World Championships. Cape Wrath Ultra. I kept going down the forest track until I reached an access road. The current FKT is seven days, nine hours and 31 minutes. I learned on February’s Ice Ultra, how much I like that: how silent snow makes the world, how pristine, how it makes you run faster (to stay warm), how much better tea tastes. 5951ft Ascent. From hereon the going is rough and pathless though no ascent is required. Hugging the contour but swinging North I again headed towards a large rock and from there had a view down towards Glen Douchary marked it is southern end by a circular sheepfold. What follows is a report of a recent self-supported solo journey from Fort William to Cape Wrath with the objective of being as lightweight and quick as possible, particularly given time constraints. Wild Camp above Inverlael to Inchnadamph. 1st 10 Peaks Brecon Beacons (short course) (CR) 1st Peak Skyline (CR) 18th Lavaredo Ultra Trail. From there I headed down a short length of road to the train station. The Cape Wrath Trail, besides being Britain’s most remote long-distance trail, is also a noticeably unmarked trail. The Cape Wrath Trail from Fort William to the northwestern tip of Scotland is regarded as Great Britain’s toughest trail. Limited re-supply points mean you need to be self-sufficient for several days at a time. 1st, Ice Ultra, 142 miles. Für den Cape Wrath Trail sollte man je nach Kondition und Ausdauer 15-20 Tage einplanen und jeweils bis zu einer Woche an Proviant mitführen. 2018 (7th, Ultra-Trail World Tour) 5th, Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB), 105 miles. A short boat trip and they are off running. I was in third place, hurting, but desperate to hold onto the last podium spot. After the long descent, mostly on paths, I reached Inchnadamph shortly after 9.30pm where I was in luck. Started at Fort William at 03.30 on 6 May and finished at 11.05 on 11 May, 5 days, 7 hours and 35 mins in total. The Cape Wrath Ultra® is a once in a lifetime, 8-day multi-stage ultra running race weaving 400km up through the Highlands of Scotland. 3rd Three Peaks Race. Knowing tomorrow could be a long day I pressed on a further 2 miles through the dark to the turn off at Inverlael and into the forest. 2017. There was also a fine view to the Eas a Chual Aluinn waterfall which mysteriously disappears into the ground rather than flowing into the river. As the main objective was merely to walk the 7.5 miles to Kinlochewe by 12pm when the Kinlochewe hotel opened for lunch this could be described as a leisurely morning. At Carnach which I reached around 11.45am, I turned east up the good track to Iron lodge and from there north on the frequently trodden and in my case thankfully dry path to Maol Buidhe bothy. So for those of you interested in walking to Cape Wrath, it’s time to dust off those map-and-compass skills! The Cape Wrath Trail is one of the most remote trails in the UK, going from Fort William to the Cape Wrath lighthouse, the most north-westerly point of Scotland. As it was dry I was able to cross the Carron relatively easily and take the path up to Achnashellach campsite. At Achnasaul I left the road heading up the track north on the long climb up to the high Bealach Carn na h Urchaire some 6-7km distant at about 650m in height. From there I continued over a bridge at the end of Loch Arkaig west to Achnasaulwhere I arrived at shortly after 7am. Day 5: Friday 8 May. The current FKT, set by Poland’s Przemek Szapar in April this year, is seven days and nine hours. There will be daily video updates here and our facebook page, plus live tracking here. Eventually the path took me to within sight of Locha an Daimh and I crossed directly over rough ground to join the 4 x 4 track. On occasions I lost the path down to Glendhu and as the tide was in had to clamber over rather than around the huge rocks where it meets the loch. I’m really liking the new X-Talon 260 Ultras too, which are designed for just this sort of thing. I left the sign that marks the start of the Great Glen route next to Fort William McDonalds at 3.30am in intermittent drizzle despite the sunny forecast. I can’t wait for all the glorious ouchy stuff, a proper British winter adventure, to begin. Cape Wrath Trail FKT (4 days 9 hours 43 minutes) 1st Eurafrica Trail. From the station there is an ascent up a rocky path to the eastern end of the majestic Coire Lair, flanked by three Munros. But the right mindset is probably more important. I’ll likely take a Thermoshell Pro Insulated Jacket, too, but hopefully won’t need to wear it much. The initial descent was quite treacherous, made worse by a hail storm and a lengthy descent follows into the forest south of Achnashellach. As I walked quickly towards Loch Ailsh it became apparent that my original goal of reaching the bothy at Loch Glencoul would not be attained and that I would have to push just to reach Inchnadamph. Allbeithe Youth Hostel to Easan Dorcha Bothy. The best treadmills for runners, starting at £100, Watch daily highlights as Damian Hall and Beth Pascal take on the 230 mile route, This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. 4856ft Ascent. I can see the last aspect especially making me a bit grumpy. Inchnadamph to Inshegra, 14hours 24 mins. Having subsisted on snacks all day I was happythat my first experience of a self-heating meal was a successful one. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at, Runner's World, Part of the Hearst UK Wellbeing Network. Beth Pascall and Damian Hall attempt to break the self-supported FKT (Fastest Known Time) on the Cape Wrath Trail, the notoriously tough 230-mile trail in I’m a little bit frightened. We stopped scheming immediately. As I climbed up to the 525m contour I began to walk through fresh snow which heightened the sense of isolation. Damian Hall and Beth Pascall will start their Cape Wrath trail FKT attempt on the morning of Saturday 8 December. At this point the rain became steady and at times torrential driven by the wind. The route leads you across most of the north west coast of Scotland via Morar, Knoydart, Torridon and Assynt, winding through its most beautiful glens and mountains. Beth Pascall and Damian Hall decimated the existing Cape Wrath Trail FKT (Fastest Known Time) of 7 Days 9 hours and 31 minutes, by completing the the 230 mile trail from Fort William to Cape Wrath, in an astonishing 4 days 9 hours and 43 minutes. It usually takes trekkers around three weeks. By the time I reached the bay at 7:15am a full-blown hail shower was in progress. Beth and Damian made their attempt in winter when there is around 6 hours of light each day in Scotland. Day 3: Wednesday 8 May. Stuffing my cakehole is good practise for a 230-mile run, too. After restocking food from the Kinlochewe Stores I sat down to a double breakfast at 11am and departed the village at 12pm, an hour ahead of schedule. Cape Wrath Trail. By 21:00 I had reached the point of possible descent and opted to use the steeper descent path that begins near Loch an Fiona. A B and B which I knew had a vacancy and for the first time in 4 days I had the luxury of a shower. DAY 1 - 37km (23 miles) Fort William to Glenfinnan - “Through Ardgour, the adventure begins!” ©Rob Howard The way is marked by a cairn and there is an intermitteent path passing slightly to the NW of Loch Meallan an Fhudair to Bellach na Croise. She was in fourth place overall, as fresh as a daisy and speeding up. But if you put some effort forward, you'll see some pretty spectacular scenery and get a damn good taste of the Scottish highlands. We knew that idea would be hard to top. Still. What follows is a report of a recent self-supported solo journey from Fort William to Cape Wrath with the objective of being as lightweight and quick as possible, particularly given time constraints. The Cape Wrath Ultra® is a 400km, 8-day ultra-running expedition through some of the world's most inspirational landscapes, including Knoydart, Kintail, Torridon, Assynt and Sutherland - the UK's answer to the Marathon des Sables. 4th Transgrancanaria. I arrived at the bothy at around 9.45am where I met a maintenance team and then commenced the climb over to Loch Glendhu in increasingly hot weather. The original mileages from my watch can be seen in brackets on the report. It is estimated the total route length was around 209 miles. We’ll be self-supported, meaning we can visit the very few shops en route, but though Matt and Ellie are meeting us at intervals to point cameras at us, they won’t be giving us any supplies or any other advantages. There I was able to sample a freshly made coffee and walnut cake and also received a tour of their innovative new bunkhouse. Easan Dorcha Bothy to Wild Camp above Inverlael. Aufgrund des schwierigen, oft weglosen und kräfteraubenden Geländes, ist es ratsam 1-2 Ruhetage während der Tour einzuplanen oder … Photo Jim Mann, It’s all Ellie’s fault. I clung on. About two years ago I was scheming up winter adventure ideas with my good friends Ellie and Matt Green from Summit Fever Media. It was an intense training block leading up to the race and psychologically I needed a break. Running Cape Wrath. About a kilometre into the descent heading NNW I re-joined the path which skirts Glas Bheinn and continues down through largely cleared forest to the road where the house which once was the Tomdoun hotel stands. 1st, Ultimate Trails 55K. In December 2018, Damian Hall and Beth Pascall attempted to break the Cape Wrath Trail self supported 'fastest known time' (FKT) of 7 days, 9 hours and 31 minutes. Record/FKT Cape Wrath Trail, 230 miles . I headed rapidly up to Lochan Fada via the Heights of Kinlochewe in fair but windy weather with the occasional shower. Here I encountered my first fellow travellers – a couple mountain-biking and a walker headed for Craig. A few comments about distances.Firstly my watch was playing up which meant I could not use the "Good" setting which takes GPS readings every 5 or so seconds. In one way she’s an excellent companion, because she’s a doctor. Here I encountered firstly a circling Sea Eagle and another hailstorm. Starting at Fort William and heading inexorably north to the northwestern tip of Scotland, the Cape Wrath Trail is 230 miles long, with around 12,000m of ascent. Wrath record attempt in Scottish Winter. Here I turned left, and a few hundred metres later turned right at the next junction to take me to the River Carron. I left this 1.5m East of Kingie heading north over a boggy path via another climb to Mam na Seilg at about 470m. Runner's World participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. The rest of it, I can’t wait for. There are no pack-carrying services and often no clear paths. 15hours 23 mins. Views from the bealach were spectacular and there is now effectively a path all the way to the bothy at Loch Glencoul. But that may depend on what the weather wants to fling at us. I was conscious of the need to begin the journey back to Fort William to collect my things as soon as possible and that the first bus from the Cape was around 11.15am so I managed to drag myself from bed at 4am and was on the road at 4.40am to complete the last 18 or so miles. 36.7miles (35.3). I reached Loch Stack Lodge shortly around 4.45pm and from here was still entertaining thoughts of continuing on to the Cape which would have meant crossing the last 8 miles over pathless moorland in the dark. UPDATE 18.20 13th Dec - Damian and Beth have FINISHED official finish time is 17.31 some 105 hours and 43 minutes since they climbed aboard that ferry. Sticking at the 450m contour will after about 4km bring you to a good path heading towards Glen Elchaig. Hall and Pascall knock three days off Scotland’s Cape Wrath FKT The fifth-place male and fourth-place female from UTMB 2018 set out to conquer Britain's gnarliest trail–in winter.

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