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Orienteering in the Scottish Highlands

The Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon (LAMM) is an annual two day mountain orienteering event for pairs, with overnight camping at a remote location. It is held in the high mountains of Scotland, at a secret location.

Next year’s LAMM event will be held in the Scottish Highlands on the weekend of 6th/7th June 2009. It will be possible to register for this event in early November, via the LAMM website. Competition for places in the LAMM is keen. The organisers strongly recommend an early entry to avoid disappointment.

Previous Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathons

The Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon LAMM has taken place at:

Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon

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  • Arrochar 1994
  • Isle of Mull 1995
  • Lochaber 1996
  • Isle of Jura 1997
  • Ardgour 1998
  • Black Mount 1999
  • Glen Shiel 2000
  • Loch Laggan 2001
  • Braes of Balquhidder 2002
  • Spittal O’ Glenshee 2003
  • Glencarron 2004
  • Isle of Mull 2005
  • Inchnadamph 2006
  • Glen Lochay 2007 and
  • Glenfinnan 2008.

These LAMM events have provided unique challenges and unforgettable experiences for participants and organisers alike. Teams run in pairs and carry lightweight camping equipment, outdoor clothing and food to sustain themselves for 36 hours. There are six courses to choose from, ranging from Elite to Novice depending on ability and fitness. The aim is to visit each of the checkpoints on the course and the times for both days are aggregated to find a winner.

LAMM Organiser and Sponsors

The LAMM Event Organiser is Martin Stone and the sponsors are Lowe Alpine, SPORTident and Sidas. Lowe Alpine make outdoor equipment and clothing, e.g. rucksacks, fleeces and waterproofs. SPORTident equipment is used to identify, time and score competitors in many different types of event. Sidas manufacture insoles for everyday footwear as well as specific footbeds for skiing, walking, running, cycling and golf.

Share Your Experience!

Have you entered the LAMM or any other mountain marathon? If you have any stories or advice please share it, click on the “comments” link below!

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