Anthony Hemmings and I completed the score course at the LAMM at the weekend. Great location and well organised by Martin and the team. We made one BIG mistake early on day one and climbed the wrong hill (Sgurr Mor – no controls and no points) which scuppered our chances of a good result but we enjoyed the day and picked up some high scoring controls dotted around the Fannichs. We finished the day in 16th with 200 points.
Overnight camp was in a great spot by Loch a Bhraoin and it was good to catch up with fellow Carnethies and swap stories from the first day (thanks to Willie for the dram of whisky too!)
For our second day we decided to go all or nothing and pick up the highest scoring controls on the course. The route took us through some amazing landscapes including a coire full of huge slabs and waterfalls below Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair and some remote lochans beside Ruadh Stac Mor. We picked up 190 points but we were a little bit ambitious in our timing and got back to the event centre 35 minutes late, losing 165 points in the process – nothing like going out in a blaze of glory!
Despite our mistakes we had a great few days in the hills and really enjoyed the event – definitely some lessons learned for next time.
Results here http://www.lamm.co.uk/2017/results/Day2/multistage_index.html