From record-breaking runs and epic walks, to a controversial camping ban, there’s been plenty of hill news in 2017. Here are our stand-out events from the past 12 months.
January – Jim Mann breaks the winter Ramsay Round record
On 22nd Jan, Durham-based runner Jim Mann completes the Charlie Ramsay Round in a time of 22 hours 23 minutes, setting a new winter record for the round of 24 Lochaber peaks, one of the UK’s ‘big three’ fell running challenges.
Shane Ohly, who was among his support runners, shot this short vid which captures the feel:
Jim had only decided to try the Ramsay Round a few days before:
“The weather looked good and an amazing team of runners was available and willing to support so I kind of thought well why not” he told us.
“It was the eve of my 40th birthday.”