How to scramble Aonach Eagach (Glen Coe Skyline race)

by Jul 24, 2018Races, Scrambling, Skyline Scotland, Training0 comments

Written by Claire Maxted

July 24, 2018

I filmed this last year with endurance athlete Donnie Campbell, and have saved it to put out in the build up to the Skyline Scotland Skyrunning World Championships race weekend this September. This scramble is the second of the two challenging technical sections on the Salomon Glen Coe Skyline race route, Aonach Eagach.

It was incredible!!!! Aonach Eagach is a Grade 2 scramble traverse requiring a good head for heights, solid mountain sense and basic climbing skills.

Many thanks to Salomon endurance athlete and winner of the Ben Nevis Ultra 2017 Donnie Campbell for the essential guidance and information on this epic route. For Donnie’s coaching and trail running camps visit his website: www.getactiverunning.com

Claire wore:
#Run1000Miles Ruff headband (Trail Running magazine challenge) www.trailrunningmag.co.uk/ruff/
Rab Atmos Jacket
UK: amzn.to/2N6kkxt
US: amzn.to/2N62739

Salomon Agile Wind Print Hoodie windproof jacket amzn.to/2Iu0pFt
Ronhill Winter Leggings amzn.to/2q7dmh6
Lowe Alpine Eclipse Superlight 14 litre pack amzn.to/2q7jXca
Inov8 X-Claw fell running shoes amzn.to/2IvUG2d

Donnie wore:
Salomon Beanie hat amzn.to/2Joa16a
Salomon Halo down jacket amzn.to/2Iu0bOG
Salomon Trail Running Shorts amzn.to/2GTrPrp
Salomon Trousers amzn.to/2H1KNvM
Salomon S-Lab XA Alpine 2 trail running shoes amzn.to/2EkxOAb

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Transparency: I liaised with Ourea Events (who organise the Glen Coe Skyline and the rest of the Skyline Scotland races, check them out they’re brilliant) and Salomon to secure Donnie’s time for this film. This film is not funded by any publisher, brand or shop. My views are my own.

Ourea Events: www.oureaevents.com/events/
Salomon: www.salomon.com/uk/

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