Type II Fun Run

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The Type II Fun Run is an ultra like no other. Set in the Scottish Highlands on 31st Aug-1 Sep 2019. There will be no set course, no feed stations, no base camp, no massage tent, no mercy. The race will be won by strategy, not chiefly by speed. Only skilled navigators and those with the ability to embrace discomfort will make it. 30 hours, a mix of mandatory and optional checkpoints. Sound horrible? Do you like to sign up for horrible things? Then read on -> type2ultra.co.uk

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Tours & Highlights

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    Braemar Village Hall

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    Start/Finish HQ

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    Royal Lochnagar distillery is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery based on the Abergeldie Estate on Royal Deeside, in the Highland whisky-producing area of Scotland.

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    Lochnagar

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    Lochnagar is one of the most celebrated of the Munros, a pointed summit rising high above one of Scotland's most beautiful corries.

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    Callater Stable

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    The Callater Bothy sits beside Callater Lodge at the east end of Loch Callater.

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    Ben Avon

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    Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe is the Munro summit of Ben Avon, a giant of the Cairngorms National Park. The summit tors make for fun scramble. The best way to reach the foot of the mountain is by mountain bike. We hired bikes in Braemar and cycled in from there.

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    Derry Cairngorm

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    Derry Cairngorm, 1155m, is a munro and part of the White Mounth circuit. It is one of the best viewpoints for Ben Macdui, seen above the grand Coire Uaine.

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    Cairn Gorm

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    Cairn Gorm is one of the best known summits in Scotland, and despite not being the highest has lent its name to this whole mountain range. It has heavily developed for ski-ing and by the funicular railway to the Ptarmigan restaurant, detracting greatly from its wildness and the experience of climbing it on foot.

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    Beinn a'Bhuird

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    Beinn a'Bhuird is a Munro mountain in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The views from the summit ridge over the crags to the Dubh Lochan below are simply outstanding. I saw a large adder up close on the approach to this mountain.

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    Broad Cairn

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    Broad Cairn is part of the vast, rolling Mounth plateau. Most conveniently climbed from Loch Muick, it is best seen from that direction.

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    Mount Keen

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    Mount Keen is the most easterly of the Munros, a cone-shaped summit rearing above the great sea of the Mounth plateau.

    Carn nah Ailig

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    Ryvoan

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    The bothy is maintained by volunteers from the Mountain Bothy Association; please help by carrying out any rubbish you find here, and always follow the bothy code when visiting.

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    Glen Avon

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    Tom na Bat

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    Part of the famous Tomintoul Highland Games hill race

    Loch Eanaich

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    Loch Loch

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    The Punch Bowl

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    Water rushes through the narrow Linn of Quoich making a picturesque stopping point. Queen Victoria was very fond of this place and it became a popular attraction, but nowadays it is much quieter than the nearby Linn of Dee. Upriver from the Quoich the path was always very rough and in recent years has been damaged by flooding - it is still possible - and very beautiful - but is something of an obstacle course, requiring care, in places.

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    Lock Muick

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    Bob Scott's Bothy

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    The Devils Point

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    The Devil's Point is a munro at 1004m, is a bare pyramid of rock which guards the entrance to the Lairig Ghru from the south.

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    Castle Hill

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    Fords of Avon Refuge

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    The structure is a refuge rather than a conventional bothy, providing only the most basic shelter. It comprises one small room (it will sleep three to four people in reasonable comfort, but any more will be playing at sardines) with a door but no window. The inner core of the building is wooden but, following renovation by the MBA in 2011, is fully insulated and weathertight. This compartment is surrounded by a thick casing of granite boulders which, if they tend to make it rather inconspicuous in a landscape filled with granite boulders, do at least ensure it’s not going anywhere no matter how strong the wind.

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    Derry Lodge

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    An imposing but disused shooting lodge in a beautiful pinewood with great views of the Cairngorm mountains.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    1
  • Highlights
    42
  • Distance
    46.5 mi
  • Duration
    21:38 h
  • Elevation
    5,875 ft

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