Tranters Round in winter the Skye ridge Duo on Ski on Tranters!

It is great to hear how things are changing in the mountains the incredible achievement of the Skye Ridge in winter in just over 6 hours for the 11 Munros was incredible. I took 8 hours the other day to get to one summit the incredible duo of Finlay Wild and Tim Gomersall set of to climb the 18 Munros of Tranters round on ski their tale is told here I have put in a little of it please go the website below and read the incredible tale. I know Finley parents Roger and Fiona both incredible mountain People what a story and his Grandfather the late  John Hinde an RAF Mountain Rescue Legend would be so proud. What a marvellous achievement stay safe and fit you two, what next?

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 –

From the Go Mountain Goats Website

“Skimo Tranter Round.

In June 1964 Philip Tranter son of the author Nigel Tranter was the first to cover all of these mountains in a single trip, taking in the Mamores 11 munros, Grey Corries 4 munros, the Aonachs 2 munros, Carn Mor Dearg 1 munro culminating on Ben Nevis 1 munro.Tranters Round involves a journey of 36 miles with 20,600 feet of ascent; it has been successfully completed many times in recent years.

Tranters Round

Tranters Round

On Sunday 28th Febuary myself and Tim Gomersall completed the Phillip Tranter Round in a time of 17hours and 35minutes. This is a classic running Round of 40miles and circa 6000m ascent along the Ben Nevis, Aonachs, Grey Corries and then Mamores ranges in Lochaber. We set off from Glen Nevis Youth Hostel at 0421hrs and finished there at 2156hrs. As far as I can see this is faster than the winter running record of 18hrs 59 mins and 6 seconds recorded by Dan Gay, Jon Gay and Paul Manson in February 2009. We used ‘Skimo’ lightweight ski mountaineering equipment, as well as trainers for the first approach and last run out. We were unsupported and had no gear or food caches. We estimate we were ‘on skis’ around 70% of the time.”

What can one say  but well done!

Please read the full Blog to get the whole story another incredible journey!


About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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