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Kilted skiers wanted for record breaking attempt

Cairngorm Mountain is calling on skiers and snow boarders to pull on their kilts for another record breaking, fund raising attempt in 2011.

Last year 235 skiers and boarders took part in the record breaking attempt and this year the aim is to get over 400 kilts sliding down CairnGorm Mountain in aid of Maggie’s Highland and The Local Schools Skiing Programme.

The attempt will take place on Saturday 5th March at 11am and all money raised will be split between Maggie’s Highland and the Badenoch & Strathspey Schools Skiing Programme. The organisers hope to get 400 kilted skiers and snowboarders ski in a single consecutive line from the Ptarmigan Top Station at CairnGorm Mountain all the way down to car park level.

Ian Whitaker, Chief Executive at CairnGorm Mountain said: “The 2010 record breaking attempt met with a great public response and with conditions looking good this year we want to repeat the event, have some fun and raise some money for good causes.”

Participants should be competent intermediate or advanced skiers, or snowboarders capable of skiing slowly and steadily from the top station down the Traverse, Coire Cas, Zig Zags and the lower slopes without stopping. (World record attempts require the line to be consecutive and a moving single line.) Ladies, gentlemen, children (accompanied by an adult) all welcome as long as they are wearing a kilt. Registration entitles participants to ski until 12.30pm and costs £5 with all money goes to the charities.

In the event of poor weather on the 5th March the attempt will be made on Sunday 6th March (and again finally on the 12th March). To register check out the Cairngorm Mountain website.

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