/ NEWS: New Winter Record for the Ramsay Round
"My round was solo, unsupported and largely 'on-sight' as my recce efforts earlier in the winter were consistently thwarted by poor weather".
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The only thing is that it wasn't very wintry if it was in the last few days.
Wow, that's a fine effort!
There can never be a standard winter round, so talk of records should be tapered a bit in winter as there's no standard round, all you can do is run your round and record your time and conditions.
For example you can't compare JF's winter round with OS's, both incredible undertakings.
On a year of no or little snow cover, a full moon and a stable high I don't doubt a supported sub 24 round is possible.
Oh yeah, definitely. Just saying that compared with Gary Thompsetts run it wasn't very wintry.
I suppose it's like climbing Psychedelic wall early season in thin wall nick or end of season in fat ice slab nick - it's both a winter ascent.
Nice one Shane well done mate.
Your navigation was obviously better than when you ran around that National Orienteering Event in the Lake District last year! No running around in circles this time?
Must have been a good headtorch and battery.
UKC should get in touch with Nick Carter www.alphamountaineering.com as i think he has a time for this which may be relivant to this record.
I think he wore plastic boots and had to use crampons because there was quite a lot of snow.
Actually, good firm (but not icy hard) snow cover would make things easier, especially on the heathery sections. would also help if the ridges were mostly clear :-)
Good work Shane.
I still find the concept of a 'record' a bit strange. I guess thats the definition of the fastest, but comparison is so difficult given vastly different conditions. My (47 hours 55 mins) round was totally different but there was no way you'd have been able to do it in that style in those conditions. Anyway I'm sure someone will crack the 24 hours sometime, but it would be nice if it were properly snowy.
I had a similar experience re bonking on a winter BG attempt - you can exist on little calories for a while but it catches up with you eventually!
Well done shane
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