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2011 OMM heading for Perthshire hills

This year’s Original Mountain Marathon (OMM) will take place from from Cultybraggan Camp near Comrie at the end of October. Although online applications have now closed, there are a few places still available for postal applications.

The OMM’s organisers say it is, “still the UK’s premier event to test teamwork, self-reliance, endurance, outdoor and navigational skills. The reputation of the event is worldwide and every year we have entrants from all over the world.

“The ethos of the event is to be totally self-reliant, in the wilds, carrying all equipment, no outside support and without GPS or cell phone. Your first source of help is your partner and if you retire you are responsible for getting yourselves back to base. Any teams not arriving at the overnight camp are assumed to have camped safely. In these days of 24/7 contact and total support this is an event to test and indeed help develop teamwork and self-reliance.”

This year’s challenge will take place over the weekend of 29 and 30 October. Further details can be found at the OMM website.

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