The late Phillip Tranter, a noted Scottish mountaineer of the day first completed a traverse of these hills in June 1964. It is a classic long distance run/walk of its time it covers over 36 miles and 20,000 feet of ascent 18/19 Munros depending on what book you read. It was called the Tranter Round.
Many have completed this great day added more for Ramsay’s Round those incredible folk who complete the running marathons over the hills will be amazed by 10 times Ben Nevis race winner Finlay Wild and his latest exploits. Finlay is an incredible runner and is also the grandson of John Hinde one of the old and bold and an ex RAF Mountain Rescue Team Leader. His Mum and Dad Fiona and Roger are Mountain folk with Roger being a\Mountain guide and Fiona an very experienced hill runner.
From his twitter feed “Yesterday I started at noon to take advantage of a small weather window and improve my Tranter Round record to 9 hours and 5 seconds! (Previously 10h15m in 2016) Windy but improving to clear and sunny along the Mamores. Into the murky clag from the Aonachs on. What a day!”
What next for Finlay?
Books worth reading :
The Mountains are calling – Jonny Muir
The Big Rounds – David Lintern