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Grampian Mountain Challenge
17 November 2018

The Grampian Mountain Challenge is Back!

17-18th November 2012

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 year).
  • 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:

Full waterproof body cover, thermal upper body cover, thermal bag (i.e. foil bag, not blanket), head torch, hat, gloves, personal first aid kit, personal food plus emergency food.  Must carry long trousers if running in shorts.

Minimum ages:

Solo entry:          18 years

Pairs:                     16 years.  The second competitor must be 18 years or older.

Minimum experience:

Successful completion of the OMM, LAMM or HMM (C class or above), or

Successful completion of 2+ category A fell races or 2+ long orienteering events, with experience of walking/running in UK hills in winter.

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