Ramsay Round

The Ramsay Round, also known as the Charlie Ramsay Round, is a long distance hill running challenge near Fort William, Scotland. The route is a circuit of 58 miles (93 kilometres), taking in 24 summits with a total climb of around 28,500 feet (8,700 metres). Ben Nevis, Great Britain's highest peak, is included in the route along with 22 other Munros. Originally, all 24 summits on the Ramsay Round were Munros, but Sgurr an Iubhair was declassified as a Munro in 1997. The route was devised by Charlie Ramsay as an extension to an existing 24-hour walking route, and first completed by Ramsay on 9 July 1978.

Charlie's completion created Scotland's Classic Mountain Marathon. The aim is for participants to complete the route, on foot, within 24 hours. Runners must start and finish at the Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, and may run the route in either a clockwise or anticlockwise direction.

Until June 2015, the fastest time recorded was that of Adrian Belton from Baslow in Derbyshire. He recorded a time of 18 hours 23 mins.

On 12 June 2015, this record was broken by Jez Bragg with a new time of 18 hours 12 minutes. Soon after, on 5 July 2015, the record was lowered again, this time by Jon Ascroft in a time of 16 hours 59 minutes.

On Saturday 18 June 2016, Jasmin Paris set a new record for the Ramsay Round, knocking 46 minutes from the previous fastest round to set a new time of 16 hours 13 minutes. Previously the fastest ladies' time was that of Nicky Spinks who on 31 May 2014 recorded a time of 19 hours 39 minutes for a clockwise round, breaking the previous record set by Helene Diamantides.

Es Tresidder set a new fastest time on 6 July 2019, running the Round in 16 hours 12 minutes.[1]

The record was reduced to 14 hours 42 minutes by Finlay Wild on 31 August 2020.[2]


This is the original, anticlockwise route followed by Charlie Ramsay.

Summit Altitude/m
Glen Nevis Youth Hostel ~20
1 Mullach nan Coirean 939
2 Stob Bàn (Mamores) 999
3 Sgurr a' Mhàim 1099
4 Sgorr an Iubhair 1001
5 Am Bodach 1032
6 Stob Coire a' Chàirn 981
7 An Gearanach 982
8 Na Gruagaichean 1056
9 Binnein Mor 1130
10 Binnein Beag 943
11 Sgurr Eilde Mor 1010
12 Beinn na Lap 937
13 Chno Dearg 1046
14 Stob Coire Sgriodain 979
15 Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin 1105
16 Stob Coire Easain 1115
17 Stob Bàn (Grey Corries) 977
18 Stob Choire Claurigh 1177
19 Stob Coire an Laoigh 1116
20 Sgurr Choinnich Mor 1094
21 Aonach Beag 1234
22 Aonach Mor 1221
23 Carn Mor Dearg 1223
24 Ben Nevis 1345
Glen Nevis Youth Hostel ~20

Coordinates: 56°46.5′N 4°56′W / 56.7750°N 4.933°W / 56.7750; -4.933

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