2017 - EVENT DETAILS
AT REGISTRATION, LOOK FOR THE DESK SHOWING YOUR FIRST TEAM
MEMBER'S SURNAME (AS ON THE ENTRY LIST). YOU DO NOT NEED TO
KNOW A TEAM NUMBER.
team must complete one of these forms and hand it in at registration.
You will also find the form on tables near to registration.
Please save yourself time and hassle by downloading and printing
one from here.
Further information about the location will be provided by 13:00hrs
on Thursday 1st June. You should receive a LAMM email
on Thursday lunchtime. Those with Internet access should visit
www.lamm.co.uk where details
will be provided. If you don't see a new home page with the
event venue, please click on REFRESH, to update your
2017 TEES - BACK TO OUR ROOTS
If you haven't yet ordered your LAMM tee, now is the time.
For more information, please click
BEER - RAISING MONEY FOR ARROCHAR MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM
In 2010 you may remember that a LAMMer was seriously injured
on the Sunday and Arrochar Team saved his life. We will
be providing real ale from a very local microbrewery on Friday
evening and on Sunday. A pint of beer will be £3.00
but you can donate more if you wish and ALL this money
will go directly to the Arrochar Mountain Rescue Team
who will be supporting us at the event. PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY.
Other soft drinks can be purchased from Wilfs.
MUSIC ON FRIDAY EVENING
As it is the 21st Anniversary LAMM we've decided
to indulge ourselves a little. The same group, 4 In a Bar,
who played music in 2014 will be with us again in the LAMM Marquee
from 19:30. It won't be loud and you'll still be able
to chat with your mates. We hope it will add to the convivial
atmosphere and help to wash the beer down.
Please make any team changes online before
you come to the event by clicking on EDIT
MY ENTRY. The last chance to enter the LAMM or make
changes online is 23:59 on Thursday 1st June.
This will help us considerably with the smooth running of the
event. Report any even later changes to the Information Desk
at registration. Please
register for the Outdoor Industry or University MM championships
if your team fits the bill. See the appropriate links.
statistics are based on the Planner's Route Choice.
course is 7 hours on Saturday and 6 hours on Sunday.
competitors are setting off on Saturday and on Sunday we will
display our map on the website showing all control sites and
the routes for the day. Folk back home
will be able to see the magbnificent LAMM area. By the time
you arrive home on Sunday evening we hope to have loaded all
your results into Route Gadget. Please make an effort to visit
Gadget web page where you
will be able to add your routes to the map and compare them
with those of other teams. The routes
are automatically linked with your SPORTident data and you will
be able to replay the event.
ORIGINAL WILFS EVENT CATERING who supported us at
the LAMM for many years are joining us again this year to provide
a variety of food for purchase on Friday evening from 16.00.
This will include Soup, Pizza, Chilli in a bowl, baked potatoes,
pasta bowl, a number of cakes and the usual brews. On Saturday
morning, cereal and bacon rolls will be on the menu from 06:00.
A free meal is provided to each competitor on Sunday at the
end of the event. Visit www.wilfs-cafe.co.uk.
POINT FOR LAST MINUTE PURCHASES
Rick and Angela Houghton will have their mobile shop at the
event on Friday night and Saturday morning. Telephone: 01253
795597 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Order online from www.compasspoint-online.co.uk.
PARKING, EVENT CENTRE, ACCOMMODATION & CAMPING
car park will not open or be signed until 15:00 on Friday
so please do not arrive until then. It will close at 23:30
and re-open at 06:00 on Saturday. This year we are
parking cars on one side of the huge flat camping field and
there will be space for camper vans. We think it is best to
leave a tent up on the camping area throughout the weekend and
you can change in it on your return. If you don't have a second
tent, a rucksack can be left in the event marquee and we will
runs by the camping field with easy access through a gate in
the field wall. There is only one habitation above the camp
and if the river is flowing normally, it should be reasonably
safe to drink the water. But be aware that the river level
is low at the moment. If you are in any doubt about water
quality, you should boil or purify it. If you walk out of the
field at the main gate and cross the bridge over the river,
there is a tap on the outside of the cream building immediately
on the right. The distance is about 400M from the camping area.
will be open from 16:00 - 23:30 on Friday but be closed
between 22:00 and 22:30 for the marshals briefing. At
registration you will receive your TWO SI-Cards and wriststraps,
2 LAMM car stickers and 2 pairs of foot shaped SIDAS plastic
bags. The Information Desk will provide your Saturday start
time and allow you to register any VERY LATE team/course
team will receive 2 maps, approx. size (80cm x 60cm) which will
be handed out on the way to the start. The map is at 1:40000
scale with a contour interval of 10m and is based on data from
the relevant OS 1:50000 sheets. The map has control circles
for all controls overprinted on it. From the grid references
on your Control Descriptions, you will be able to identify the
control circles for your course. For the Score Course, the values
of the controls will also be printed on the Control Descriptions
which you will receive as you start.
A word of
warning, with the map based on the OS 1:50,000, not all crags
are marked accurately and some small streams are not marked,
so be wary of using these features for fine navigation. Just
remember it is not a purpose made orienteering map, but a map
for travelling through mountains and gives you exactly the information
you need for the LAMM.
haven't already purchased laminated maps with your entry, these
can be purchased at Registration - price £3 each. For
those whose maps are not laminated, map bags sized 60cm x
45cm will be available for purchase at registration. Plain
maps are not waterproof so please ensure that you take a large
enough map bag with you and if the weather is really bad we
suggest that you save one map for use on the second day. After
the event is over, any remaining LAMM maps will be available
at the LAMM shop.
TIMES ON SATURDAY MORNING
Late registration will be open from 07:00 - 09:00. Assembly
times are between 07:00 - 09:40 for B/C/D/Score and between
07:30 - 08:45 for Elite/A. Assembly is a maximum of 15
minute walk from the camping area. At the start enter the taped
area corresponding to your course. The description sheet is
waterproof paper and will give a 6-figure grid reference for
each checkpoint on your course, plus a written description and
code to look for at the checkpoint. Except on the Score Course,
all checkpoints must be visited in the order shown on the sheet.
Pairs must stay within visual and verbal contact of each other
and BOTH MEMBERS MUST VISIT EACH CONTROL CARRYING THEIR EVENT
RUCKSACK. We are aware that in previous years, a few teams
have cheated by leaving rucksacks on the way to an out and back
checkpoint or one member descended to a control before climbing
back up the hill to join a weaker partner. Controls will be
marked with an orienteering-type orange and white nylon marker
and a SPORTident station will be attached to it. This will usually
be sited at ground level, weighted down with rocks. Always
check the 3-digit identification code on each SPORTident station
to ensure that you have visited the correct one for your course.
If you think the station is not working, please note or memorise
the 3 letter word written on the station. Any closing times
will be marked against the relevant checkpoint description and
you should not expect to find a checkpoint marker if you arrive
after this time.
A SPORTident SI-Card
Each competitor will carry an SI-Card and both members must
punch at each checkpoint. Failure to punch by either team
member at any checkpoint will lead to disqualification.
This is intended to ensure that in future all unmanned checkpoints
are visited by both team members. Each team member must visit
registration to either receive a hire SI-Card or to present
their own card so that we can confirm the card number. To ensure
fair play and that both team members visit each control, all
SI-Cards will be attached loosely to your wrist using a tamper
proof wrist strap. This will remain attached all weekend and
will be cut off you either when you finish or if you retire.
If you lose the SI-Card or don't hand it in the charge will
be £30.00. If you break your SI-Card the charge
will be £15. We use these wristbands for non-orienteering
events of more than 2 hours duration. Also you will quickly
get used to carrying the card on your wrist. Wrists do swell
during exercise and providing you have attached the card loosely,
you will hardly notice that you are wearing it overnight.
not be penalised if you inadvertently dip your SI-Card at an
extra control that is not on your course but you must dip your
SI-Card at all the controls in the correct order on any course
other than Score Course. Ensure that the station is NOT
upside down when you insert the SI Card. If you are using a
traditional SI-Card the station should beep/flash and if you
are using a SIAC, the card will beep/flash. If you are using
a SIAC at a control that has not been visited for an hour, you
will need to dip your SIAC in the station to wake it up. and
your SIAC will then beep/flash.
year, the midcamp is another wild location with a nice flat
camping area. Those teams arriving later could need to camp
on rougher ground and if we have rain before the event, it could
be soggy underfoot. If you are in any doubt about the quality
of your groundsheet, please consider bringing a thin plastic
sheet to place under your tent.
LITTER, CLOTHING OR EQUIPMENT WHATSOEVER is to be left
behind when you leave as it will be quite difficult for us
to litter sweep every location used for a tent. Be vigilant.
If your neighbour leaves litter, please mention it to them!
will be 8 portaloos and the usual slit trenches. Sorry we
can't provide more loos but getting loos to this isolated
midcamp will be unbelievably challenging and we are beyond
grateful to . There is to be no Al Fresco crapping anywhere
within 2KM of the midcamp
your water from the nearby river upstream of the tape that
we will place across the river. Please don't wash in it or
pollute it in any way upstream or near where people are collecting
water. But be aware that the river level is low at the
moment. If you are in any doubt about water quality, you
should carry enough gas to boil or purify it.
start regime for the Sunday morning will be flexible. Chasing
Start times for the leading teams on Elite, A, B, C and D courses
will be displayed near the results by 20:00 on Saturday.
The Chasing Start will begin at 06:00 and will last for
90 minutes. If you are not on the Chasing Start list
you may start anytime from 06:30 onwards until 07:30.
All teams in the Chasing Start should come to the midcamp results
tent after 20:00 to be given 4 race numbers which indicate
your course and position. Each team member will wear the numbers
pinned on the front and on the back of the rucksack. For these
teams, Sunday will be all about head to head racing and far
more of you than ever before will be able to experience the
exhilaration (and pressure) of racing on Day 2 of a Mountain
retire or are disqualified on Day 1 are very welcome to start
Day 2 and we don't need to be informed about this. If your partner
pulls out and you would like a new team mate to join you for
Day 2, come to the Download Tent anytime from 06:00 and
we'll try to help you form a new team. Teams will start from
a taped area close to the mid-camp and those that are not in
the Chasing Start will use their SI-Card to record their start
time. Competitors will receive course description sheets in
the taped area just after they start. Any teams taking more
than 9 hours to complete Day 1 or who are concerned
that they will miss public transport will be given the opportunity
of starting at any time from 06:00 onwards.
morning there is NO Chasing Start for the Score course
and you may start at anytime from 06:30 - 07:30. You
will receive the description sheet for all Sunday controls which
shows score values. Please don't all come at once as we would
like there to be a small gap between each team. We suggest that
the inexperienced teams who may overshoot the 6 hours, those
who have a chance of winning a prize and those who are depending
on our coach transport should start early. If you are likely
to be a prize winner, please don't finish after 14:00!
AT 16:00. YOU MUST BE BACK BY THEN.
This will take place by the Event Centre marquee at 14:00
and will last no more than 30 minutes. Prizes
will be awarded to the first 4 teams on each course,
first mixed and first women's team in each class. A prize will
be awarded to the veteran's team on each course with the best
handicap results where the total age of the team is 90
or more on Saturday 3rd June. On the linear courses,
the adjusted time is calculated by deducting 30 seconds per
hour of running time for each year the combined age of the team
exceeds 90. On the score course, the adjusted score is
calculated by adding 1.5% to the score for each year the combined
age of the team exceeds 90. We will also provide a small
prize for each Junior aged under 18 who completes a course.
also prizes for the teams with most LAMM appearances, also the
best University team and team associated with the Outdoor Industry.
We are very grateful to inov-8
for providing the prizes which this year have a retail
value of £4,000. We only provide one prize per
person so that the prizes can trickle down to more teams.
Prize-winners in previous years (other than Elite)
are ineligible for prizes when competing on a course & category
(unless veterans) where they have previously won a 1st or 2nd,
Mixed or Ladies prize. We reserve the right to decide a team's
eligibility for a prize where one team member who has previously
won a prize pairs up with another previously unplaced member
and they enter a lower course.
ON COURSES WILL HELP TO WRITE THE LAMM WEBCAST
we will again pull out all the stops to keep those at home informed
about the LAMM during the weekend. At the end of each day top
teams on courses will be asked to step into a "room"
or maybe a shed or a tent where we will have a few laptops setup.
We would like them to write a paragraph or two about their experiences
of the day. Please write whatever springs to mind and we think
that this will help to make the reportage from the event come
alive. It is really wonderful to be able to welcome Jon Brooke
back to the LAMM after his serious illness. Jon will be taking
digital photographs out on the course and writing about the
event as it unfolds. He will compile a section of the LAMM webcast
that contains the competitor's stories of the day and pictures
of each team. If any other team has the urge to tell the world
about their day on the Scottish hills there will be space. Its
a flexible arrangement so we'll just see what happens
We may be
living in a technologically advanced age but the Scottish Highlands
still present significant communications problems and this year
it will be especially difficult to provide updates from the
midcamp. However we will try to not disappoint. Those with access
to the Internet on Friday night will be able to see something
of significant interest from 18:00! We aim to upload
photographs and reports on Friday evening, Saturday morning
by 10:30, Saturday evening by 22:00, Sunday morning
by 10:00 and Sunday evening by 20:00. We will
also display the courses each day after the competitors have
started and upload photographs of each of the prize winners.
Results will also be displayed at the end of each day showing
overall positions on each course and also split times between
each checkpoint. Andrew Leaney from SPORTident UK will
also be processing results and acting as our webmaster for the
the event is over, please send us some digital photographs that
you've taken during the event. The photos will be displayed
on the website. Please only send a maximum of 2 of your very
best photos and no bigger than 0.8MB. Email them to email@example.com.
You can see the photo gallery of previous events here.
Please remember not to touch any deer calves, even if they appear
to be distressed as the mother will often reject them if human
scent is detected. Also try to avoid stepping on nests of baby
grouse - the estates get annoyed. A number of rivers in this
area soon become uncrossable after prolonged rain or even a
heavy shower. If in doubt, move UPSTREAM, not DOWNSTREAM
to cross and if moving downstream, ensure that if all else fails
you can cross by a bridge. Carry all your rubbish back to the
Event Centre on Sunday and be prepared to show it during a kit
Should you retire and return to the Event Centre during Saturday
or early on Sunday, please dip your SI-Card in the station marked
RETIREMENTS which you will find in a cardboard box marked
RETIREMENTS located on a table in the centre of the
marquee. Then place your hired SI-Card in the box. Please leave
a note if you have your own SI-Card. At all other times, please
report to the finish. THIS IS THE GOLDEN RULE AND MUST BE
ADHERED TO WITHOUT EXCEPTION. Failure to follow this procedure
will result in the local Mountain Rescue team being called out.
Any competitor doing so will be blacklisted for all future
events. It is the responsibility of competitors to make their
own way back to the Event Centre. The mid-camp will be at an
isolated location and unless you have suffered a broken limb
or other severe injury it is unlikely that we will be able to
offer transport back to the Event Centre.
Use your whistle to summon assistance from other competitors.
Put the casualty in a sleeping bag or tent while someone, preferably
two people, go for help. Someone should stay with the casualty
at all times, although if you cannot summon help you may have
to leave them on their own. Make a careful note of the grid
reference, nearby features, time and nature of injuries. Telephone
the 24 hour emergency phone number shown on your Control Description
sheet and ask for a suitable message to be passed to the Mountain
quite active at this time of year; however it is extremely unlikely
that anyone will be bitten. Should you be unlucky, immediately
wash the bite to remove venom on the surface, dispel any notion
of continuing competitively and rest with the relevant limb
lowered below the heart for about half an hour. Bandage the
limb above the bite just tightly enough so that the veins below
bulge but pulses can still be felt. "Milking" the
bite area to expel blood and plasma could be tried too. If you
are not feeling too feverish or nauseous after this rest, proceed
gently either to the mid-camp or to a road, whichever is the
nearer. Seek medical advice as soon as possible.
This is printed on the control descriptions and should only
be used in extremis. Rescue facilities are only available to
deal with potentially life-threatening situations. An emergency
medical kit is available on Saturday at the midcamp and on Sunday
back at the Event Centre.
- 2 person
tent with a sewn-in ground sheet. Tents may be hooped bivi's
but must have poles/hoops.
for evening meal and breakfast, stove and means to produce
aid kit to include wound dressings (one large), triangular
bandage, roller bandage & anti-inflammatory tablets/ointments