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Sep
19
Sat
The Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon @ Ben Nevis Triathlon
Sep 19 @ 6:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon @ Ben Nevis Triathlon | Fort William | United Kingdom

The Braveheart is classed as one of the UK’s toughest triathlons. The challenge is a 1.2 mile sea loch swim, a 56 mile road cycle, and a 13 mile hill run to the summit of Ben Nevis and back.

It takes commitment, determination and a whole lot of heart to conquer this breath-taking course. Victory, though is sweet, with views from the summit extending up to 120 miles!

Skyline Scotland 2020 @ Kinlochleven
Sep 19 @ 7:00 am – Sep 20 @ 9:00 pm
Skyline Scotland 2020 @ Kinlochleven | Kinlochleven | United Kingdom

The UK’s biggest weekend of trail running and skyrunning featuring a Golden Trail World Series race (the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™), three of the toughest trail races in the UK, the world’s best mountain athletes, and the truly iconic Salomon Glen Coe Skyline®.

Bouldering for Skyrunners, La Sportiva @ Ice Factor
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bouldering for Skyrunners, La Sportiva @ Ice Factor | Kinlochleven | United Kingdom

‘Bouldering for Skyrunners’ is a workshop developed in collaboration with climbing physiotherapist Nina Tappin and pro-climber Dave Macleod

Skyrunning is a fusion of running and rock-climbing, in which athletes are required to move quickly and efficiently in the high mountain environment, and over technical terrain.

Skyraces in the UK cannot take place over 2000m altitude but often involve graded scrambling and even easy rock climbing (in Extreme skyraces). In such events, competitors risk wasting energy and losing time if they tackle these sections without the skills, strength and efficiency that can be developed through gaining scrambling and rock-climbing experience. For this reason, many top skyrunners and mountain athletes cross-train using a bouldering wall to add specificity to their core-strength and conditioning program.

Girls on Hills’ Bouldering for Skyrunners workshop is developed in collaboration with climbing physiotherapist Nina Tappin and La Sportiva athlete Dave MacLeod, and is sponsored by La Sportiva.

The workshop involves an introduction to climbing movement and techniques for runners who are new to climbing. The session will help runners improve their efficiency on technical terrain through footwork and balance, as well as build confidence in traversing and down-climbing. The workshop will also present a bouldering session tailored for skyrunners (which participants can take away with them), designed specifically to develop endurance strength, core strength, balance/efficiency and upper-body strength. Drills are climbing-specific but also help condition the body for climbing hills. The exercises used prepare the muscles needed for climbing, as well as develop particular movement-patterns common to rock-climbing and scrambling.

This concept from Girls on Hills is built around using runners’ own body-weight as resistance for strengthening, rather than using weights in a traditional gym. We seek to introduce runners to use their local bouldering facility or climbing wall and encourage more skyrunners to incorporate rock-climbing into their training schedules – especially for Extreme category skyraces.

Bouldering is an accessible way of starting out and requires no prior-experience or equipment.

We plan to run the inaugural workshop at Skyline Scotland this September (19th & 20th), and will be touring climbing walls in 2021. Open to men and women. Sign-up through Eventbrite to find out more and join our FREE mailing list – be notified when tickets go on sale!

For more information about the benefits of climbing for mountain runners see:

www.ukclimbing.com/articles/features/no_climbing_experience_no_race__the_future_of_extreme_skyrunning-12249

Climb Your Way To Better Running

www.runnersworld.com/uk/training/cross-training/a26641743/climbing-wall-running/

CREDENTIALS

Dave MacLeod is a professional climber based in the highlands of Scotland. Dave has climbed 8C boulders, 9a sport climbs, E11 trad, XII,12 mixed and 8b+ free solo. He is perhaps best known for his first ascents of routes such as Rhapsody, the world’s first E11 trad route, Anubis VII,12 one of the world’s hardest mixed climbs and Echo Wall on Ben Nevis – as well as many hard big walls around the world. Dave also specialises in training and improvement in climbing. He holds an undergraduate degree in Sports Science and Physiology, an MSc in Sport and Exercise Science. For more information see www.davemacleod.com

Nina Tappin is a chartered physiotherapist living in Squamish, Canada. She specialises in treating rock climbers, athletes and general orthopaedic cases. She is a member of the U.K. ACPSEM (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport & Exercise Medicine) and has treated some of Britain’s elite rock climbers, such as, Hazel Findlay, Ben West, Neil Gresham, Tim Emmett, and Charlie Woodburn. Nina has also treated members of the GB lead climbing, and bouldering junior and senior teams.
See Instagram @climbing_physiotherapy; YouTube : Nina Tappin Climbing Physiotherapy for exercise videos; and www.climbingphysiotherapy.com for exercise photos and resources.

Keri Wallace is Co-Founder of Girls on Hills Ltd and a skyrunning guide in the Scottish Highlands. Keri is a competitive skyrunner and represented the UK Skyrunning Team (VK) in 2018. She is a qualified Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI), an experienced rock climber and has a PhD in proprioception and neuromuscular biomechanics from Cambridge University. Keri placed 3rd female in the Pinnacle Extreme Skyrace 2018, 12th place in the Goretex Transalpine Run (MIX) and 1st V40 in the 2019 Salomon Glencoe Skyline.
For more information see www.girlsonhills.com

La Sportiva is a leading manufacturer of footwear and products for rock climbing, as well as for skyrunning, ultra-distance trail running and mountain running. La Sportiva has headquarters in Ziano di Fiemme, Italy, and distributes to more than 70 countries worldwide.
For more information visit www.lasportiva.com/en/mountain-running

Descending Performance @ Girls on Hills
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Descending Performance @ Girls on Hills

Bullet-proof your descending skills with this collaborative workshop from Girls on Hills and chartered physiotherapists, Physio Effect.

Improving your downhill running will not only make you faster on race day, but will also reduce energy expenditure and aid recovery.

Through the course of an ultramarathon, runners’ downhill speed decreases to a greater extent than it does for uphill running sections. And at any stage in a race, the more technical the terrain, the bigger the time difference between competitors’ descending pace. Here is your chance to make up time!

Join us on the trail for a practical descending-skills session to improve your form and develop techniques for downhill running on different gradients and varied terrain. This workshop also incorporates a targeted strength and conditioning program (which you can take away with you), covering coordination drills, balance work and advice on proprioceptive training to help prevent injury and prepare your body for efficient and confident descending.

We plan to run the inaugural workshop at Skyline Scotland this September (19th & 20th), and will running a further programme of workshops 2021. Open to men and women. Join our FREE mailing list through Eventbrite to find out about dates and be notified when tickets go on sale!

Mariam Kilpatrick is a Chartered Physiotherapist and skyrunner who works with rehabilitating injured runners in private practice, Physio Effect, a clinic based in Glasgow.

Keri Wallace is Girls on Hills’ Co-Founder and skyrunning guide, and has a PhD in proprioception and neuromuscular biomechanics from Cambridge University.
This event is sponsored by Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports and supported by Inov-8 running footwear and apparel.

Running with Poles workshop – Mountain King @ The National Ice Climbing Centre, Kinlochleven
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Running with Poles workshop - Mountain King @ The National Ice Climbing Centre, Kinlochleven | Ballachulish | United Kingdom

Improve your efficiency and stability in this running with poles workshop from Mountain King.

Find out what size and which poles are right for you, and try them out on the trail with us. We’ll show you how to use your poles to best effect on different types of surface and gradient, and discuss effective strategies for deployment versus stowing of poles. This all-ability workshop is suitable for trail runners, mountain runners, fell runners, skyrunners or ultrarunners looking to master the skill of running poles.

Mountain King are a British manufacturer of running poles using high-quality materials and craftsmanship to produce sought-after poles with a super-lightweight and durable design.
To find out more about Mountain King poles visit: https://mountainking.co.uk or email [email protected]

The inaugural workshop is intended to run at Skyline Scotland during the weekend September 19th & 20th (TBC). It will also form part of our ‘Trail Skills for Ultrarunners’ weekend on Oct 31st & Nov 1st where it will be uniquely delivered by top ultrarunner Nicky Spinks.

This workshop will also be available on other dates around Scotland in late 2020/2021, as determined by easing of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Sign-up here to for FREE to recive updates as dates for this workshop are released.

Amy Papiransky // Knoydart @ Knoydart Community Hall
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Amy Papiransky // Knoydart @ Knoydart Community Hall | Inverie | United Kingdom

Originally from Keith in the North-East of Scotland, Amy has been gathering and writing songs over the last eight years. Read Me Write is the product of the Scottish songbird’s musical maturity and growing confidence.

A music teacher by trade, Amy’s debut release is a lesson in flawless vocal dexterity and heartfelt song writing, the result of which is a contemporary, hypnotic and soaring sound with a side of sass, funk and class.

Recorded in late 2018, produced by Angus Lyon and mastered by Chris Waite at Gran’s House Studio, the 11-track record features a stellar line-up of seasoned Scottish musicians including Charlie Stewart, Graham Rorie, Innes Watson, John Lowrie, Phil Cunningham, Rory Matheson and Ross Ainslie, who bring a charming combination of piano, electric guitar, fiddle, double bass, mandolin and percussion to the record. The Scottish songstress is a classically trained pianist and violinist and this musical ear combines with clever and creative song writing to wonderful effect on Read Me Write.

Sep
20
Sun
Knoydart Stool Making Course – 6 places
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Knoydart Stool Making Course - 6 places

Join the Wood Knoydart making team to learn the art of green woodworking and make your very own 3-legged rustic stool using homegrown Knoydart timber.

At this hands-on one day workshop you will get to grips with the tools, techniques and processes of green woodworking and rustic furniture making whether it’s all new to you or you’ve done it before.

Guided by the Wood Knoydart team you will craft your own piece of furniture from green roundwood and a precut top using a side axe, drawknife, tenon cutter, drill, japanese saw, wood carving knives and other tools. Working outside at Knoydart Forest Trust’s forest workshop in Inverie you will be immersed in the fabric of our community woodland.

The workshop will start at 10am and run to around 4pm. Tea, coffee and snacks will be on offer. We ask all participants to bring lunch and wear warm working clothes and suitable footwear.

Suitable for 16+ year olds.

Sep
22
Tue
Land Rover Safari (3 Hour Tour) @ NTS Glencoe
Sep 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Land Rover Safari (3 Hour Tour) @ NTS Glencoe | Ballachulish | United Kingdom

Land Rover Safari (3 Hour Tour)

Taking place at
Glencoe National Nature Reserve

The Highlands

Dates between
31 Mar – 10 Nov

Let us transport you through Glencoe and Glen Etive, going slightly off the beaten track. Our ranger-led safari will give you 3 hours of history, geology, wildlife and more!

Binoculars are provided but you may wish to bring along a camera and a snack. Outdoor clothing and footwear is advised.

This tour is suitable for adults and children aged 12+.

Meet at the Glencoe Visitor Centre at 9.30am.

Dates: Every Tuesday, from 31 March to 10 November

Please contact the ranger team for further information on [email protected] or 01855 811307.

Sep
23
Wed
Ewen’s Room @ Acharacle Community Centre
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ewen's Room @ Acharacle Community Centre | Acharacle | United Kingdom

Mental Health

Sep
29
Tue
Land Rover Safari (3 Hour Tour) @ NTS Glencoe
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Land Rover Safari (3 Hour Tour) @ NTS Glencoe | Ballachulish | United Kingdom

Land Rover Safari (3 Hour Tour)

Taking place at
Glencoe National Nature Reserve

The Highlands

Dates between
31 Mar – 10 Nov

Let us transport you through Glencoe and Glen Etive, going slightly off the beaten track. Our ranger-led safari will give you 3 hours of history, geology, wildlife and more!

Binoculars are provided but you may wish to bring along a camera and a snack. Outdoor clothing and footwear is advised.

This tour is suitable for adults and children aged 12+.

Meet at the Glencoe Visitor Centre at 9.30am.

Dates: Every Tuesday, from 31 March to 10 November

Please contact the ranger team for further information on [email protected] or 01855 811307.

Oct
3
Sat
Derek Ryan @ The Nevis Centre
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Derek Ryan @ The Nevis Centre | Fort William | United Kingdom

The Hits Tour Scotland 2020

Irish country sensation Derek Ryan’s road to stardom is set to continue with his biggest concert tour yet. Following on from the phenomenal success of his recent tour. Derek Ryan returns to Scotland with brand new concert tour, playing the hits that has cemented Derek as Ireland’s biggest country singer-songwriter.

Derek and his fantastic band (now rated as Ireland’s leading country band) are back on the road to perform many of Derek’s classic hits such as ‘Hold On To Your Hat’, ‘It’s Friday’ and ‘God’s Plan’.

The Irish man is a multi-recepient of awards for his performances and songwriting including the Sunday World accolade for ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Songwriter of the Year’. But Derek, being at the forefront of this new wave of young Irish country stars, continues to remain ever loyal to his worldwide army of fans.

£25 + b/fee

Queen Tribute Night – Fort William @ Fort William Railway Social Club
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Queen Tribute Night - Fort William @ Fort William Railway Social Club | Fort William | United Kingdom

You could be asking yourself is this the real life or is this just fantasy on Friday October 9th 2020 with the debut of The Freddie & Queen Experience at Grampian Hotel, Keith.

Relive the golden years of the greatest band in the world as this brilliant act takes you on a journey through all the Queen classics you know and love!

With almost 50 years of Queen hits to delve into, you’ll be screaming “DON’T STOP ME NOW!” as you showcase your best moves to every tune. 
From ‘We Will Rock You’ to ‘Someone To Love’, our Queen tribute will take you from the 70’s right through to 2020 in a celebration of all things Queen!

Over 18’s only – music starts at 9 pm.

Limited capacity! Early booking advised!

Oct
6
Tue
Land Rover Safari (3 Hour Tour) @ NTS Glencoe
Oct 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Land Rover Safari (3 Hour Tour) @ NTS Glencoe | Ballachulish | United Kingdom

Land Rover Safari (3 Hour Tour)

Taking place at
Glencoe National Nature Reserve

The Highlands

Dates between
31 Mar – 10 Nov

Let us transport you through Glencoe and Glen Etive, going slightly off the beaten track. Our ranger-led safari will give you 3 hours of history, geology, wildlife and more!

Binoculars are provided but you may wish to bring along a camera and a snack. Outdoor clothing and footwear is advised.

This tour is suitable for adults and children aged 12+.

Meet at the Glencoe Visitor Centre at 9.30am.

Dates: Every Tuesday, from 31 March to 10 November

Please contact the ranger team for further information on [email protected] or 01855 811307.

Oct
9
Fri
Ranger Guided Walk: Hidden Valley / Coire Gabhail @ NTS Glencoe
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ranger Guided Walk: Hidden Valley / Coire Gabhail @ NTS Glencoe | Ballachulish | United Kingdom

Come and enjoy exploring Glencoe’s famous hidden valley, Coire Gabhail, a hideout for cattle thieves. This walk takes you up into the hidden valley, revealing fantastic views of Glencoe. Learn about the local environment and history, and maybe glimpse a red deer or a golden eagle.

This Grade C walk runs on the second Friday of each month from April to October.

Duration: 4 hours

Booking is essential.

We’re also happy to take bookings for Hidden Valley guided walks on request (subject to availability).
For 1–2 customers the cost would be £75 in total; for more than 2 customers, it’s £25 per person (up to 10 people).

Tartan Paint The Volly! @ Volunteer Arms
Oct 9 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 10 @ 1:00 am
Tartan Paint The Volly! @ Volunteer Arms | Fort William | United Kingdom

Driving melodies and infectious rhythms from The Highlands. There will be dancing 💃

Tartan Paint are a dynamic trad trio featuring fiddle, accordion, guitar, percussion and vocals. Ceilidh, covers and craic are guaranteed!