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Brits Just Want to Have Fun ... on 08/28/2012 07:25:41 MDT Print View

British Mountain Marathons

Stuart R
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Locale: Scotland
Re: Brits Just Want to Have Fun ... on 08/28/2012 08:45:36 MDT Print View

Nothing new here, the original KIMM (now OMM) has been on the go for decades and continue to be popular. I have done the LAMM a few times. It's a different mindset from backpacking/hiking tho': it's a competition. Thus you don't mind doing without 'luxury' items for one night. No tarps allowed: the rules require "a tent with a sewn-in groundsheet" as well as full waterproofs. Navigation is point-to-point, orienteering style - map and compass only (GPS are banned). It was the navigational challenge that I enjoyed most.