The Ramsay Round
The Ramsay Round is a long distance fell running challenge near Fort William, Scotland. The route is a circuit of 58 miles, taking in 24 summits with a total climb of around 28,500 feet. Ben Nevis, Great Britain's highest peak, is included in the route along with 22 other Munro's. Originally, all 24 summits on the Ramsay Round were Munros, but Sgorr an Iubhair was declassified as a Munro in 1997. The route was devised by Charlie Ramsay as an extension to an existing 24-hour walking route, and first completed by Ramsay on 9 July 1978.
Charlie's completion created Scotland's Classic Mountain Marathon. The aim is for participants to complete the route, on foot, within 24 hours. Runners must start and finish at the Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, and may run the route in either a clockwise or anticlockwise direction.
The fastest time recorded is that of Adrian Belton from Baslow in Derbyshire. He recorded a time of 18 hours 23 mins in 1989.
- Ramsay's Round: The Classic 24 Hour Scottish Challenge
- Shane Ohly's account of a winter epic on the Ramsay Round