Galleries Index > LAMM 2007 - Saturday

Number of photos: 33

Early morning at the event centre campsite Map Issue On the way to the Elite, A and B start Elite, A and B start Marking at the maps at the start Heading off into the mountains Marking at the maps at the start Competitors boarding a coach to take them up to the Bridge of Orchy start It’s your alarm call – Niall on the bagpipes Dan Calverley and Hannah Austin have bananas for breakfast Jenny Hatfield and Rick Salter toast the sunny morning at 6am Early Saturday at the event centre campsite and there’s already a loo queue Marking up maps at the C/D/Novice start at Bridge of Orchy Controller Andy Spenceley directs teams at the Bridge of Orchy start A pair heading for their first control below Beinn Dorain Jon Brooke photographs a team climbing to their first control (with Loch Tulla in the background) Onwards and upwards to the col between Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh A team on the D course plan the line to their first control A Novice team arrive at their first control Skyline walking The first control for the D course – about 4km and 600m climb from the start Heading off on leg two with Beinn an Dothaidh and Beinn Achaladar in the background A competitor on the A course punches her third control having come from the far side of Beinn Chasteil , which looms behind her An A team contemplate their fourth leg David Eaton retires having with a severe arm injury, which was patched up by partner Kevin Wallace A tired B team punch at their third control – about 12 km beyond the start! A Novice competitor punches at Tigh nam Bodach, ‘the house of the old man’. The family of river-worn stones are steeped in ancient folklore A long track walk for a retiring team, but at least mid camp is in sight Mid camp is the green patch beside the River Lyon – with acres of tent space A pair look delighted to reach the final control Jane Grimley and Calum Whiteford of Arrochar Alps Mountain Rescue Team at mid camp The final splash before the Day One finishing line Where are the ice creams? A relaxed atmosphere prevails at mid camp

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Route planning above Loch Duich

The clouds over mid camp

Racing together - the spirit of the event

Lowe Alpine Mourne Mountain Marathon