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Finlay Wild runs sub 3 hours Cuillin Ridge Traverse

Finlay Wild runs sub 3 hours Cuillin Ridge Traverse


Postby Roger Wild » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:44 pm

Munros included on this walk: Am Basteir, Bruach na Frithe, Inaccessible Pinnacle, Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh, Sgurr a'Mhadaidh, Sgurr Alasdair, Sgurr Dubh Mor, Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Sgurr na Banachdich, Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr nan Gillean

Date walked: 13/10/2013

Time taken: 2.59 hours

Distance: 12.6 km

Ascent: 1370m

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On Saturday 12th October 2013 Finlay Wild set a new Cuillin Ridge Traverse record completing the 11 Munros and four main climbing sections in a time of 2hrs 59mins 22secs. The climbing sections include down-climbing into the Thearlaich-Dubh Gap and climbing up the other side, King's Chimney on Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, ascending and down-climbing the Inaccessible Pinnacle and climbing Naismith's Route on the Bhasteir Tooth. Bidein Druim nan Ramh is also included. Finlay left the summit of Gars-bheinn at the southern end of the ridge at 12 noon and reached the summit of Sgurr nan Gillean at 2.59.22

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Re: Finlay Wild runs sub 3 hours Cuillin Ridge Traverse

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:48 pm

Just watched it on Scottish Hill Racing FB page, 'Something Else' does not bare thinking about! :clap: :clap: :crazy:
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Re: Finlay Wild runs sub 3 hours Cuillin Ridge Traverse

Postby wilkiemurray » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:57 pm

Take me longer than 3hrs to get to one Sky peak!

Fantastic achievement -congratulations
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Re: Finlay Wild runs sub 3 hours Cuillin Ridge Traverse

Postby gaffr » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:19 am

What a fine afternoon's work.....can't quite get my head around this. We used to think that eight hours was a good day out. :) The Forum does not quite have enough 'digit space' to allow for the true ascent metres. :lol:
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Re: Finlay Wild runs sub 3 hours Cuillin Ridge Traverse

Postby mgmt! » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:42 pm

magnificent achievement, it takes the average person 3.5 hours from glen brittle toGars-bheinn , awesome stuff. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Finlay Wild runs sub 3 hours Cuillin Ridge Traverse

Postby mrssanta » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:45 pm

I just can't imagine how that is possible, has he got jet-propelled legs? Fantastic! :clap:
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Re: Finlay Wild runs sub 3 hours Cuillin Ridge Traverse

Postby dunrig » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:15 pm

- anybody who has tried even just a bit of the Cuillin ridge traverse will understand the measure of this achievment -
it is outstanding!
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Re: Finlay Wild runs sub 3 hours Cuillin Ridge Traverse

Postby GillC » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:10 pm

Remember its peak to peak,,,still an amazing result though,,,would take me that long to sum up the nerve for the I/Pinn lol :clap:
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Re: Finlay Wild runs sub 3 hours Cuillin Ridge Traverse

Postby dunrig » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:07 pm

GillC wrote:Remember its peak to peak,,,still an amazing result though,,,would take me that long to sum up the nerve for the I/Pinn lol :clap:


Who does not realise it is peak to peak GillC?
- no other ridge in Britain has such sustained difficulty, to be able to move so fast & fluently over this ground is outstanding - leaving aside soloing the TD gap & the rest. Anyone who has attempted the ridge understands the difference between 8hrs peak to peak which some manage & what is now an under 3hr record - that is the gap I am in awe of...
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Re: Finlay Wild runs sub 3 hours Cuillin Ridge Traverse

Postby GillC » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:20 pm

dunrig wrote:Who does not realise it is peak to peak GillC?
- no other ridge in Britain has such sustained difficulty, to be able to move so fast & fluently over this ground is outstanding - leaving aside soloing the TD gap & the rest. Anyone who has attempted the ridge understands the difference between 8hrs peak to peak which some manage & what is now an under 3hr record - that is the gap I am in awe of...



I did not infer for 1 minute that someone did not realise it is peak to peak,,but I do know some,,not necessarily on this site, who initially thought it was covering the climbs too,,, I applaud this mans efforts and was in no way decrying his achievement. I personally,,dont take life that seriously Dunrig to pick holes in things of little import such as another persons comment, Perhaps I made his achievement seem lesser to you?, not intended. God bless the day when tone can be read into written text eh!
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Re: Finlay Wild runs sub 3 hours Cuillin Ridge Traverse

Postby dunrig » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:48 pm

Es Tressider used to be my hero not just because he held the record but also because he jumped on his bike & cycled home to Edinburgh after doing it, think he will have to move over now - in the same mould but faster - Finlay Wild
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Re: Finlay Wild runs sub 3 hours Cuillin Ridge Traverse

Postby dunrig » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:41 pm

& you have my apologies GillC I didn't realise your comments have such little importance...
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Re: Finlay Wild runs sub 3 hours Cuillin Ridge Traverse

Postby Malckyb » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:28 pm

What an amazing achievement..its quite astounding. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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