great event at Glen Fyne, the LAMM is heading "North"
again in 2011 and we hope you will join us at another magnificent
The Lowe Alpine
Mountain Marathon is a 2-day mountain orienteering event that
takes place each year in the Scottish Highlands. The emphasis
is always on providing challenging routes in classic high mountain
country. The event has a tradition for transporting teams to a
number of undisclosed start locations on Saturday morning to make
best use of the terrain.
Those who join
us each year will tell you that the LAMM is a very friendly and
it is a compact event with a limit of approx. 500 teams. Apart from
providing average travelling time, the LAMM creates a great sense
of anticipation by keeping the venue secret until 36 hours before
the event. We have courses for all abilities - 5 linear and one
The LAMM will
take you to wonderful Scottish mountain areas that you may otherwise
never take the time to visit. The 2011 area is scattered with Munros
and Corbetts and we've worked hard to find a site for the Midcamp
that allows us to provide great courses for all. The Midcamp will
be a another wild mountain location .....
Once again Andy
Spenceley will be our planner, Dave Coustick, Brian Jackson and
Angela Mudge our controllers. Andrew Leaney will manage our website,
provide results and a live webcast during the weekend itself and
Jon Brooke will be writing reports for the website and taking photographs
that you can purchase online after the event. Twenty or so friends
of the event will help as marshals during the weekend.
without delay as the event fills very quickly. We look forward to
seeing you again on 11/12th June for the "Connoisseurs Mountain
For lots more
information, photos, articles and to enter online, please visit
Tees - Did You Miss Out?
Following the popularity of the tees at the event, we have recently
been able to obtain a few more tees. If you missed the boat at the
event or would like to purchase one as an excellent Xmas present,
please click here.
Well done to Chris Naylor and and Jonathan Hoo, winners of the 2010
competiton. You can see their winning photos on the LAMM home page
www.lamm.co.uk and all 89 photos that were submitted can be viewed
here. This is by far the most photos we have ever received and the
annual competition goes from strength to strength. Many thanks for
Accident at LAMM 2010 - A Very Positive Outcome For The Guys &
Arrochar MR Team
Many of you will be aware of the accident and subsequent mountain
rescue that took place on LAMM Sunday morning. It is probably the
most serious incident on an MM to date. Rob Latimer wrote about
the incident and agreed that we should publish it on the website.
Although it has taken some months, Martin and Rob have made very
good recoveries and colleagues from Martin's Company, Hymans-Robertson,
raised a fantastic £10,000 to help purchase and fit out the
new Land Rover for the Arrochar Mountain Rescue Team to a very high
specification. You can read all about Martin's rescue, how it contributed
to the saving of another life a week later and amazing fundraising
that means that following the LAMM, more than £12,000 will
have been contributed to the Arrochar Team. The new Land Rover will
be fitted out within the next few weeks. Read more here.
All the best
for the Winter Season and see you next June somewhere in the Scottish