is now time to enter LAMM 2008. We have another great area lined
up in one of the classic mountain area of the Scottish Highlands
with a scattering of Munros and Corbetts. Our planner
this year is Andy Spenceley, who planned the excellent routes
at Inchnadamph two years ago and controlled the event last
yeasr. Angela Mudge who planned our 2007 routes and
Dave Coustick will share the role of controller. Competition
for places in the LAMM is now so keen that the event always
fills to capacity and even an event as far north as Inchndamph
2006 was oversubscribed. Entry is online only and we would strongly
recommend an early entry this year to avoid disappointment.
We will save a few slots to allow late entries for Elite and
you Enter Online using SiEntries, the SPORTident Online
Entries System, please read on ......
Time Entering The LAMM. Ask Your Partner to Register
LAMM uses SiEntries to manage event entries. Please contact your
partner and ask if they have already registered to
use SiEntries. If so they will be able to give you
their SiEntries ID (not the same as their SI-Card number).
If they have not registered, please ask them to do so by
Once you have their SiEntries ID, you will be able to enter
them with you on the LAMM without typing in any of their
personal details. All you will need is their SiEntries
ID and surname.
Many LAMMs Have You Both Competed in?
You can see the list of previous LAMM's with years
and locations at LAMM events.
We would like you to look at this list and count the total
number of events you and your partner have each taken part
in as it is required for the entry form. If you do
not have your partner's "LAMM history" to hand, please use
the Team Changes option at a later date to provide us with
complete and accurate information. The number of LAMMs you
have taken part in will appear in brackets after each of
your names on the Team List and all Results. We will provide
three special prizes for teams completing
the LAMM with the highest number of LAMM appearances between
them. One prize will be for an all male team, one for an
all female team and one for a mixed team. We're counting
on you all to be honest in the way you use this facility
and so, please think before you tick. If you get it wrong,
you can be sure that your friends and rivals will spot the
of Landowning Organisations?
The LAMM has never been refused access to a privately owned
estate. A significant part of Scotland is owned by National
Trust for Scotland, John Muir Trust and RSPB. It may help us
if in future we are able to indicate how many LAMMers are
members of these organisations. You will be given the opportunity
to indicate your memberships on the entry form. The result
of the poll in 2007 was quite enlightening - 255
were members of National Trust, 54
were members of John Muir Trust and 82 of you
were members of RSPB.
to the LAMM - What is the Environmental Cost?
Last year we introduced an idea that we think was a first
at sporting events. We tried to stimulate debate by making our
competitors aware of the environmental impact caused by their
journey to the LAMM. We used the information you provided
about your journeys to the LAMM to calculate the approximate
amount of Carbon Dioxide your journey to and from the LAMM generated.
We investigated various schemes that try to avoid equivalent
amounts of CO2 being generated somewhere else in the world.
The scheme could operate anywhere that is appropriate because
the problem we are all becoming aware of is a global problem.
For more information, we suggest you look at www.climatecare.org/projects/technologies/index.cfm.
We particularly like projects such as "Efficient Cooking Stoves".
When you pay your LAMM entry fee, we will offer you an opportunity
to make a voluntary contribution. This will be donated to one
or more appropriate projects to ensure that the amount of CO2
you have generated when you travel to and from the LAMM is no
longer generated elsewhere. You can think of it as a Climate
Saving Contribution. We believe this type of "global taxation"
will become the norm in future. We would urge you to support
us by making this contribution and the LAMM will match your
contributions pound for pound. The total contributed so far
by competitors will be displayed at the top of the Entry
year the response was outstanding and of the 517
teams who were asked to make a contribution, 466
actually made a payment. The total paid by the competitors
was £582 and with the LAMM's matched
contribution, the amount paid to Climate Care Trust was
£1164. Many thanks
for your support.
Information About the LAMM?
Please take a look at all the online 2005, 2006 and 2007 information
- Event Details & Final Details, Best Routes & Results,
Control Descriptions, Galleries and Reports/Feedback from Isle
of Mull, Assynt and Auchtertyre/Glen Lochay. This should give
you a flavour of the event and help you to choose the best course
for your team.
Car stickers from 2003/4/5/6/7 - send us an
LAMM Team looks forward to meeting you all again on Friday 6th
June 2008. Don't miss out on it or you may regret it later!