Mountain goat, Matt Capsey, was in action last weekend as he tackled the Glen Coe Skyline a 52km race with 4750m of ascent to tackle…a race for the experienced off road runner and not for the fainthearted.
To give you some idea of what Matt had to tackle over the distance…
The route will ascend Stob Dearg (Buachaille Etive Mor) via the exposed Grade III scramble (a ‘Moderate’ graded rock climb) of Curved Ridge.
Aonach Eagach Ridge
The route will complete a full traverse of the Aonach Eagach ridge, which includes exposed Grade II scrambling. The entire ridge is inescapable and once committed competitors must either complete the traverse or reverse back to Checkpoint 10 on the summit of Sgorr nam Fionnadh before returning to the valley bottom.
Unbelievably Matt finished in 141st position despite losing the route, 17th in his category in a time of 13:50:30.
Incredible achievement Matt.