Glen Coe Skyline race 2019 (Aonach Eagach ridge section) #SkylineScotland

by Sep 23, 2019Races, Skyline Scotland0 comments

Written by Claire Maxted

September 23, 2019

Absolutely incredible day on the Aonach Eagach ridge filming the Glen Coe Skyline runners come across. This is the second scramble in this gruelling 52k race with 4.750m ascent, the first being Curved Ridge (scroll down for a recce film link). The Glencoe Skyline is the grand finale in the Skyline Scotland event at Kinlochleven in the Highlands.

My Skyline Scotland coverage is made possible with the sponsorship of Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports, thank you so much guys! They have 24 stores nationwide and their well trained, super active, outdoorsy staff know their stuff when it comes to advising on trail and ultra running kit.

Amazing to see Georgia Tindley, 1st lady, come across the ridge in 5th position! She endied up 8th overall, fantastic! Massive kudos to anyone who did this race, or even attempted it. It was great to see so many of you on the ridge. It’s more scrambling and hiking than running unless you are Kilian Jornet and the like!

I tried to do a live broadcast of the top 10 runners during the race but it was during the one hour of rain that we had! The signal wasn’t great and it was very difficult to hold the camera still in the wind and cold, but it’s very interesting what it was really like up there in real time watching the race.

The Ring of Steall Skyrace was the day before, this was the final of the Golden Trails World Series. Here are my live broadcasts of the start and finish:
Start and expo at the Ice Factor
Finish at the Ice Factor, Kinlochleven

Other films about Skyline Scotland:
Curved Ridge scramble recce
Aonach Eagach scramble recce
Ring of Steall race guide
Skyline Scotland playlist

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