Finlay Wild Breaks Cuillin Record - Again

by Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com Oct/2013
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Hill running sensation Finlay Wild has been at it again. On Saturday 12th October 2013 he broke his own recent record for the Cuillin Traverse, logging an amazing time of 2hrs 59mins 22secs - the first sub 3-hour traverse. It looks like he had perfect weather for the run. We hope to catch up with Finlay later. 

Meanwhile here's a short video of the day, from Roger Wild. That boy can move.

  

He took in the 11 Munros and four main climbing sections on the main ridge. These include down-climbing into the Thearlaich-Dubh Gap and climbing up the other side; King's Chimney on Sgurr Mhic Choinnich; ascending and down-climbing the Inaccessible Pinnacle and climbing Naismith's Route on the Bhasteir Tooth. Bidein Druim nan Ramh is also included. Finlay left the summit of Gars-bheinn at the southern end of the ridge at 12 noon and reached the summit of Sgurr nan Gillean at 2.59.22


Forums ( Read More... | 89 comments, 19 Oct 2013 )
Accurate measurement of traditional traversing every peak etc along the Ridge (central top of Banachdaich skirted) was 3000m. Massive hats off to Fin; Gill told me he virtually jumped into An Dorus over them!
Mike Lates - 15 Oct 2013

Well, I've done the CR. It's a hard day's hillwalking, no question, but not much different from the Welsh 3s, say, maybe easier. Whereas I imagine climbing the Matterhorn and MB back to back would be rather more of an...
johncoxmysteriously - 15 Oct 2013

I seem to remember when I did it (and had my altimeter logging the total ascent) that it was about 2000m once one the ridge. Maybe just over, but not much from memory. So about 3000m (perhaps just under?) climbing from...
Graham Briffett - 15 Oct 2013

Yeah I measured it pretty accurately once with a very hi-res map (aka the OS one without the black squiggles), I remember the bit Glen Brittle to Gars-bheinn being 1000m or so over the top of Eag first (as an out and...
Kevin Woods - 14 Oct 2013

Is the ascent really 3000-4000m of ascent or ascent and descent? Seen a fair few references give it 12-14000 ft.. seems incredible. I'm not sure if you could map it accurately due to the complexity of the ridge.
IainRUK - 14 Oct 2013

I haven't done either, but maybe the article is referring to those who run the ridge ? I know that i felt physically f*cked after a combination of fast walking and running between the Inn Pinn and Bruach na Frithe, and...
Nath93 - 14 Oct 2013

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