On Sunday 9th July 1978 Charlie Ramsey after 23 hours and 58 minutes, 56 miles of running and 28,500 feet of climbing became the first person ever to summit all the mountains of Lochaber in a single day. Charlie’s record climb of 24 Munroes (mountains over 3000ft), including Ben Nevis (4413ft) the highest mountain in Britain, stood for over 9 years and even today this awesome 24 hour mountain challenge has only been successfully completed by a handful of ultra athletes. Threesixteen is now offering the Ramsey Round as a guided 5 day (6 night) wild camping expedition. Are you up to the challenge?
Starting and finishing at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, the traditional start and finish for this challenge event, we will tackle the route anti-clockwise traversing the Mamores first and finishing on Ben Nevis – the Big One. During the expedition we will travel through remote and stunning mountains, follow airy ridges with breath taking views and ascend mountains that will form long lasting memories. At the end of each days walking we will find a wild mountain campsite, cook together and enjoy stunning sunsets and sunrises.
We might be taking longer than an ultra athlete to complete the Ramsey Round but this is still a serious challenge in a remote mountain environment and a high level of fitness is required. Your guide will set a comfortable and sustainable pace and will do everything he can to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. Over the 5 days walking we may encounter a range of weathers and in the event of poor weather it may not be possible, for safety reasons, to summit all 24 peaks. Your guide however will try his best to ensure we achieve our objective and complete the course.
This is a strenuous walk and for most walkers a testing challenge. It is a rewarding journey in its own right but also a great way to raise money for a charity close to your heart. Fitness is key to overcoming the physical and mental demands and to help you prepare for this grand endeavour and if you book the Bob Graham Round with Threesixteen we will support your preparation by offering Base Camp Adventures and Wild Camping experiences at a 20% discount.
The Ramsey Round is available from end of April to the end of October and can be booked on dates to suite you. Although we recommend the months May and October when the famous Scottish midges are hopefully no longer around. To discuss your preferred dates, book your challenge, find out more or register your interest please follow the links below.
The cost of the Ramsey Round as a privately guided expedition is £1110, for groups of 2, 3 or 4 persons the cost is £750pp, £620pp and £555pp. The costs are fully inclusive of food and camping equipment.