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UKC/UKH News 25 Jan 2017
Jim Mann at the finish, 4 kbOn Sunday 22nd Jan, Durham-based runner Jim Mann completed the Ramsay Round in a time of 22hrs23min, a new winter record for the round of 24 Lochaber Munros.

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GaryT25 Jan 2017
In reply to UKC/UKH News:

Nice understated work Jim Mann! + supporters.
petestack 25 Jan 2017
In reply to UKC/UKH News:

Nice work by Jim and his team!

Also thanks to Dan for the report and Shane for the sensible comment. While we now (since December) know Charlie's sole criterion to be date and not the dual criteria of date and conditions many of us previously believed (and still prefer to see), the issue is not the conditions faced on the three sub-24 'winter' rounds (which were *all* fine achievements) but how they've been presented and the claims made for them. So, yes, we can accept that going by the strictly objective criterion of date removes the arguable 'was it in?', but we still want to know what it was really like out there.
GaryT26 Jan 2017
In reply to UKC/UKH News:
I think that another interesting point worth presenting upfront with news pieces, is whether the runner was Supported (this is normally very evident, and never withheld - story and images etc) or Solo Unsupported (which might present some validation method by the completer), or indeed, a Pair (+ etc) unsupported (I don't think Pair has been attempted). Solo Unsupported is a more committing venture, and causes a broader range in the scale of successfail than the weather/conditions might, due to the greater need for care with hydration, nutrition, navigation, morale, potentially anxiety management and the significantly heavier weight of the rucksack, and less available contingencies. It's all uber-niche though. I think that there has only been 7 completions since Glyn Jones in 2002. Up for grabs is a sub-24hr Solo Unsupported. (Jon Gay had a food/eqpt stash ?meeting? - though his completion is by far the fastest Solo effort, and in very Winter conditions).
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tobias 26 Jan 2017
In reply to UKC/UKH News:

Good effort!
Sean Kelly 26 Jan 2017
In reply to UKC/UKH News:
I came across this lad doing the Ramsay round over 2 days (overnight in Leacach bothy) that are certainly in full winter conditions, and also in Mid February 2010, and he said that this was just a recce!
https://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.php?id=137517
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