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Jun
6
Sat
Skyrunning Improver, Glencoe @ Glen Coe, Scotland
Jun 6 @ 9:30 am – Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm
Skyrunning Improver, Glencoe @ Glen Coe, Scotland | Ballachulish | United Kingdom

A skills development course for sky/mountain runners looking to improve their confidence and efficiency over exposed/scrambling terrain.

This developer course is designed for sky/mountain runners who are looking to improve their confidence and performance over the kind of challenging terrain that competitors will encounter on technical or ‘extreme’ skyraces in the UK.

In September each year, Glencoe is home to the UK’s biggest weekend of mountain running (Skyline Scotland), this year featuring a Golden Trail World Series race, the world’s best mountain athletes, and the iconic Salomon Glen Coe Skyline®. These have been part of the UK Skyrunning Calendar and World Skyrunning Series. Home to Scottish skyrunning, Glencoe is the perfect playground in which to improve your skills…

Day 1 will focus on scrambling skills (up and down-climbing technique), managing exposure safely and training for skyrunning (including bouldering and core-strengthening components). We will also cover mountain safety/making sound judgements and mandatory equipment.

Day 2 will incorporate a recce of a skyrace route/sections thereof. We will provide kit-check, navigation and route-planning so that you can focus on your running! The aim of day 2 will be to build the skills from day-1 into a spectacular ridge-running adventure! We will cover race strategy, nutrition and hydration advice while we run!

Over the weekend, you will be instructed by Girls on Hills guide/s with the necessary Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor qualification (MCI) required to properly manage your safety on scrambling terrain in the mountains. The ratio will be no more than 1 to 3, with plenty of experience on-hand to help you where you need it. Guides in our team have competed in the UK Skyrunning Team 2018, raced the Glencoe Skyline, Ring of Steall and Mamores VK races, and know these mountains inside out – as locals, as runners but also as Glencoe MRT members. We also bring experience of other Skyraces in the UK, as well as extreme mountain events such as the Celtman and Ben Nevis race/triathlon.

To find out more about skyrunning and what it involves, read our summary article for UK Hillwalking here: https://www.ukhillwalking.com/articles/features/what_is_skyrunning_and_how_do_i_get_into_it-11157 https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/features/no_climbing_experience_no_race__the_future_of_extreme_skyrunning-12249

Runners booking should have a ‘good head for heights’ as well as some previous experience of skyrunning, fell running or scrambling. If you’re not sure then please just drop us an email and ask!

Girls on Hills is a ‘no-frills’ experience – we don’t include food or accommodation, allowing you the flexibility to choose your own to suit travel logistics or budget. We do have three partners who offer discounted rates to Girls on Hills customers if you are interested (please let them know you have made a booking with Girls on Hills if you make contact). Otherwise, there is plenty of budget accommodation locally, such as hostels/bunkhouses/pods:
1. Ann Parry at www.strathlodgeglencoe.com
2. Helen Worboys at www.heatherleaglencoe.com
3. Lindsay Warner at Airbnb 5 Leven Terrace, Ballachulish (email [email protected])

We can offer a shuttle service to/from local accommodation, and are committed to making your logistics work.

We will email you a week or so before the event. This email will confirm meet location, as well as information on what to wear and bring with you. We will meet up to check kit and discuss final plans for the day over coffee before we start!

BOOKING
Upon payment you will receive a set of questions in our confirmation email. TO COMPLETE YOUR BOOKING please reply to Girls on Hills with your answers ([email protected]). This information will enable us to check that you have the necessary experience and basic fitness to enjoy this course. Sign-ups will be vetted to this effect and Girls on Hills Ltd reserves the right to refuse a booking if runners are not deemed to have adequate experience.

We pride ourselves on being ‘approachable and relatable’ so please do get in touch with any concerns or queries you might have now or nearer to the event.

We look forward to having some fun and showing you some great skyrunning in home of Scottish Skyrunning.

* Please note that you will be required to read and sign a disclaimer ahead of the weekend. You will likely also be required to use a rope/harness/helmet for short periods. Girls on Hills’ insurance does NOT protect you as an individual. We advise that you treat this course as you would any overseas travel/extreme sports activity, and take our your own insurance.

Jun
12
Fri
Women’s Hiking Retreat | June 2020
Jun 12 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 14 @ 3:00 pm
Women's Hiking Retreat | June 2020

Join us for a weekend of hiking, skill-sharing and time spent outdoors in the stunning surroundings of Glencoe and the Mamores mountain range!

Together we will spend a weekend in the Scottish Highlands (2 nights). Experienced mountain leaders from Girls on Hills will take us on two guided hikes (Sat+Sun) in the surrounding mountains. This year, the retreat will also include a Wild Yoga session! There will be plenty of time around that to brush up on our outdoors skills, share challenges and advice in an inclusive environment, enjoy communal meals and spend quality time outdoors! There is also a lovely spot to swim in the river in Kinlochleven if the weather is on our side.

Organised by Kathi Kamleitner of Watch Me See – A Scotland Travel Blog in partnership with Girls on Hills.

Date: 12 – 14 June 2020

Group Size: Maximum: 12 PAX / Minimum: 8 PAX

Total Price:
– £240 p.P. (with 8 participants)
– £210 p.P. (with 9-12 participants)

Non-refundable Deposit*: £100 (upon registration)

*The rest of the payment will be due once we know the group size (email announcement). It won’t be more than the above-stated amount.

REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/QbMzkhrrbUpYbKGF9
After registering, you will receive an email (within 1-2 days) with more information and payment details. Please note that your registration is not complete until you have paid the deposit via bank transfer.

GOOD TO KNOW
– This retreat is open to women (trans-inclusive) and non-binary people only.
– You have to be 18 and over to participate in the retreat.
– The guided hikes included in the weekend don’t require experience or technical skills. However, Saturday will be a full day of hiking, so a good level of fitness is required.
– You will need to bring your own food and drink for your time hiking. Breakfast and dinner are included.
– Communal meals will be vegan. Other dietary requirements can be accommodated if known in advance. Self-catering facilities are available at Blackwater Hostel.
– There is a Coop supermarket in Kinlochleven, as well as a few places to eat & drink.
– This hiking retreat will go ahead regardless of weather but routes will be amended to reflect the conditions.
– A full kit list and advice on what to wear/bring will be provided.

The price includes:
– Shared accommodation at Blackwater Hostel in Kinlochleven (2 nights in 4-bed en-suite rooms).
– Communal meals: 2x breakfast, 2x dinner.
– Guided hikes with Girls on Hills (all-day Saturday, until ~4pm on Sunday), potentially other activities (wilderness yoga + wild swimming) depending on weather conditions.
– A Wild Yoga session
– Maps & compass to try navigating.
– Evening sessions on route planning, kit preparation, personal reflection and goal setting.

NOT included are:
– Transport to Kinlochleven (ride-sharing will be facilitated; pick up from Glencoe or Fort William can be arranged).
– Lunch packs for hikes.
– Any additional expenses in Kinlochleven (towel hire at hostel, supermarket, pub etc)..

Jun
20
Sat
Guided Trail Running weekend – Glencoe @ Glencoe - The Scottish Highlands
Jun 20 @ 9:30 am – Jun 21 @ 4:30 pm
Guided Trail Running weekend - Glencoe @ Glencoe - The Scottish Highlands | Ballachulish | United Kingdom

Guided trail running in Glencoe. Skills coaching and mountain safety advice, while running remote trails in the Scottish Highlands.

This course is a full weekend of guided trail running in Glencoe with experienced local guides who will give advice on navigation, equipment, training, nutrition and safety for running in the mountain environment.

Whether you fancy wild trails through the glens or technical singletrack, our chosen route will depend on the weather, your experience and your specific aspirations for the weekend – but all runners will experience the wilderness and rugged beauty of Glencoe, as we take the ‘trail less traveled’ through breathtaking mountain scenery. Tailored to your pace and the size of your adventurous streak!

Suitable for all abilities, including beginners (Running groups and route/s are determined by runners’ prior experience and ability).

Girls on Hills is a ‘no-frills’ experience – we don’t include food or accommodation, allowing you the flexibility to choose your own to suit travel logistics or budget. We do have accommodation partners who offer discounted rates to Girls on Hills‘ customers if you are interested. Otherwise, there is plenty of budget accommodation locally, such as hostels/ bunkhouses/pods.

The course cost covers guiding and instruction with a Summer Mountain Leader qualified and/or Fell Running Association (FRA) accredited guide.

Due to the important role that weather plays in deciding what route to take, we won’t be able to confirm the exact plans for the weekend until the morning of the course, but we will email you an outline of the routes we are hoping to take, and you can expect to receive this the week before the event. This email will also include information on what to wear and bring with you. We will meet up to check kit and discuss final plans for each day over coffee before we start!

Upon payment you will receive a set of questions in our confirmation email. TO COMPLETE YOUR BOOKING please reply to Girls on Hills with your answers (email: [email protected]). This information will enable us to plan the perfect route and terrain for you, and build-in coaching that covers your interests and aspirations for the weekend.

Our local guides can offer a shuttle service to/from local accommodation, and are committed to making your logistics work.

We pride ourselves on being ‘approachable and relatable’ so please please do get in touch with any concerns or queries you might have now or nearer to the event. We look forward to having some fun and showing you some great trail running in the Scottish Highlands!

Jun
27
Sat
Navigation Essentials – Girls on Hills @ Glen Coe, Scotland
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Navigation Essentials - Girls on Hills @ Glen Coe, Scotland | Ballachulish | United Kingdom

One day navigation course covering the essential techniques and strategies necessary for navigating in the mountain environment – including in poor visibility. £60pp, Glencoe.

This course includes an indoor theory session and an outdoor practical session (on the hill), with an emphasis on mountain safety. Beginner to intermediate level.

The cost covers guiding and instruction, and does not include accommodation/meals, allowing you the flexibility to choose your own. Accommodation discounts available on request.

Bookings through Eventbrite and supported by Harvey Maps

Jul
4
Sat
Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace Official Recce @ Ice Factor
Jul 4 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace Official Recce @ Ice Factor | Kinlochleven | United Kingdom

Girls on Hills Ltd is the exclusive and recommended recce provider for Skyline Scotland. We are delighted to offer this official guided recce day for the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™.

The recce is open to both men and women, and will be led by a professionally qualified running guide who also has first-hand experience of the event. You can therefore be assured of a safe, high quality experience with someone who is extremely knowledgeable about the event and the race route. Your guided recce will be Summer Mountain Leader qulaifies as a mimumim and there will be a maximum group ratio of 1:6

You do not need to have a race entry to participate in this event, but you do need an appropriate (high level) of hill fitness.
The day will start and finish at the Ice Factor in Kinlochleven, and follow the epic race route in full over one exhilarating day: www.skylinescotland.com/ring-of-steall-skyrace/information/#displayTheRoute

The group will meet at 08:30 outside the Ice Factor and set off after a quick kit-check. The event will allow you to recce the technical sections of the race route and size-up the magnitude of the undertaking to inform race-day pacing and strategy. It will also enable you to get first-hand experience of how you are moving relative to the cut-off at CP5 in Glen Nevis. The group will finish back at the Ice Factor in order to give you an opportunity to satisfy cake and caffeine cravings!

PLEASE NOTE:
The recce is not a race, and the intention is to travel at a speed which is comfortable for the group, with time allowed for chatting with each other and the guide. Your expectation should be brisk uphill walking, jogging on the flats and downhill running. You’ll need to come prepared for a big day in the hills with your own clothing, equipment and food.

The group leader has the discretion to change the route followed (like switching to the ‘classic’ route, which is shorter with an alternative start, or official race bad weather route), should conditions dictate.

Accommodation and food is not included.
You will be asked to read and sign a disclaimer before commencement of the day.
For more information on the race and to enter visit: www.skylinescotland.com/ring-of-steall-skyrace

Jul
25
Sat
‘The Bothy Run’ – trail running mini-break
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am
‘The Bothy Run’ - trail running mini-break

If you’re a trail runner then this is THE best wilderness adventure the Scottish Highlands has to offer! Fresh spring air, remote trails, scenic lochs and nothing but mountains all around. ‘The Bothy Run’ is a two-day mini-break that takes runners to a number of rustic MBA bothies enroute to the charming and isolated Loch Ossian Ecohostel on the stunning Corrour Estate: www.hostellingscotland.org.uk/hostels/loch-ossian The hostel is the perfect location to get away from it all and access quiet trails through an area of unspoiled natural beauty.

Your guides will not only show you the way and keep you safe, but will regale you with tales of ‘Bothy nights’, and the history of Scottish bothies. We will also cover the role of the MBA and Bothy Code, so that you’ll not only feel inspired, but will understand what is required to plan your own bothy adventure with friends. We will spend the evening ‘cooking-up’ and enjoying a roaring fire at the hostel – with a wee dram!

In the morning there is an option to visit the charming Corrour Station House (the UK’s most remote restaurant) for coffee or a bacon roll, before hitting the trails once more www.corrour.co.uk/station-house/restaurant/

On day-2 we will run a different trail back to civilisation, making the weekend into the perfect thru-run experience, with a rewarding sense of journeying through Scotland’s wild spaces.

Our 2020 ‘Bothy Run’ will be sponsored by The Gin Bothy, who will provide all our lucky runners with a wee dram or two to enjoy by the fireside! Gin Bothy is a Scottish, eco-aware, and award winning gin distillery, founded by women!

Gin Bothy founder and entrepreneur Kim Cameron says “the principle of respect – for mountain, river and farm – is ingrained in our work, and shines through in the products we’re proud to make. When I first launched Gin Bothy, it was about making the most of what the land had to offer.”

The weekend’s cost covers guiding and instruction with a Summer Mountain Leader qualified and/or Fell Running Association (FRA) accredited guide. It also includes one night of self-catering accommodation in the Loch Ossian hostel (all female bunk-room).

Due to the important role that weather plays in deciding what trails to take, we won’t be able to confirm the exact routes (mostly due to river levels)until the weekend itself. However, you can expect to run 15-17miles each day. The terrain is wild and sometimes rough, but not very hilly!

You will need to be a competent trail runner but don’t need to be concerned about your pace. The journey will be sociable, with plenty of stops enroute for faffs, snacks and snaps! The start and finish location is TBC but will be in the Glencoe/Lochaber area. We will liaise with you in advance of the weekend to arrange car-drops and shuttles if required. Please do not be concerned about getting back to your car/start.
Upon booking you will receive an email which will include information about what to wear and bring with you. We will meet up to check kit and discuss final plans over coffee before we start Day 1.

Upon payment you will receive a set of questions in our confirmation email. TO COMPLETE YOUR BOOKING please reply to Girls on Hills with your answers (email: [email protected]). This information will enable us to plan the perfect weekend for you.

We pride ourselves on being ‘approachable and relatable’ so please please do get in touch with any concerns or queries you might have now or nearer to the event. We look forward to having some fun and showing you some great trail running in the Scottish Highlands!

*Please note that Girls on Hills’ advise taking out your own insurance, as you would for any outdoor activity course or holiday.

Aug
10
Mon
Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace Official Recce @ Ice Factor
Aug 10 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace Official Recce @ Ice Factor | Kinlochleven | United Kingdom

Girls on Hills Ltd is the exclusive and recommended recce provider for Skyline Scotland. We are delighted to offer this official guided recce day for the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™.

The recce is open to both men and women, and will be led by a professionally qualified running guide who also has first-hand experience of the event. You can therefore be assured of a safe, high quality experience with someone who is extremely knowledgeable about the event and the race route. Your guided recce will be Summer Mountain Leader qulaifies as a mimumim and there will be a maximum group ratio of 1:6

You do not need to have a race entry to participate in this event, but you do need an appropriate (high level) of hill fitness.
The day will start and finish at the Ice Factor in Kinlochleven, and follow the epic race route in full over one exhilarating day: www.skylinescotland.com/ring-of-steall-skyrace/information/#displayTheRoute

The group will meet at 08:30 outside the Ice Factor and set off after a quick kit-check. The event will allow you to recce the technical sections of the race route and size-up the magnitude of the undertaking to inform race-day pacing and strategy. It will also enable you to get first-hand experience of how you are moving relative to the cut-off at CP5 in Glen Nevis. The group will finish back at the Ice Factor in order to give you an opportunity to satisfy cake and caffeine cravings!

PLEASE NOTE:
The recce is not a race, and the intention is to travel at a speed which is comfortable for the group, with time allowed for chatting with each other and the guide. Your expectation should be brisk uphill walking, jogging on the flats and downhill running. You’ll need to come prepared for a big day in the hills with your own clothing, equipment and food.

The group leader has the discretion to change the route followed (like switching to the ‘classic’ route, which is shorter with an alternative start, or official race bad weather route), should conditions dictate.

Accommodation and food is not included.
You will be asked to read and sign a disclaimer before commencement of the day.
For more information on the race and to enter visit: www.skylinescotland.com/ring-of-steall-skyrace