Thursday, September 20, 2012

Grampian Mountain Challenge - 17-18th November 2012

The Grampian Mountain Challenge is Back!
Following on from a successful debut in 2010, the Grampian Mountain
Challenge is pleased to welcome runners to North East Scotland for
another unique blend of harsh weather, comfort, physical challenge and
mental challenge in November 2012. The same organisation team are
back with new ideas to bring the classic event format to a new
location, 1 hour from Aberdeen.
This event combines forest orienteering and mountain navigation over
two days in the Deeside area, with a remote campsite. The event
format will be the same in 2012 as it was in 2010. For those not
familiar with the format, the key points are:
• Competitors find their own way from point to point with a map given
to them at the start (map exchange at transition between
orienteering and mountain running),
• A, B and C courses available,
• Prepare for snow – this is November! (Note that distance/height gain
is similar to other MMs, but allowances are made for the time of
• No GPS allowed, altimeter OK,
• Remote campsite – but kit bags are transported for you,
• Competitors must carry minimum kit (see separate list),
• Pairs or solo runners accepted,
• Minimum age and experience requirements (see rules),
• Hot evening meal supplied on Day 1 and a light meal at the finish,
• Breakfast available to purchase and hot water urn available overnight,
• Marquee at remote campsite with "heating" and music.

For more information, visit To enter, visit
Minimum Kit: