The Round

Tranters Round

The original traveling direction was anticlockwise in keeping with the direction choice of Philip Tranter on his round in 1964.

Ramsay’s Round within 24 hours

Ramsay Round contenders must start and finish at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel. They can opt for travelling either clockwise or anticlockwise. All summits must be visited in their correct order, depending on their direction of travel.

Double Ramsay’s Round Attempt 46 Munros within 48 Hours

Contenders wishing to attempt a Double Ramsay Round (i.e. 46 Munros within 48 hours) must also start and finish at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, they can also opt for travelling either clockwise or anticlockwise first. All summits must be visited in their correct order, depending on their direction of travel.

Double Ramsay Round with a variation

(i.e. 46 Munros within 48 hours) with a permutation of their choice.They must start at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel followed by (i.e.2/3rds of the round clockwise, followed by returning to the start anticlockwise, continuing anticlockwise for the remaining 1/3rd of the round and returning via the same route clockwise to the finish at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, within 48 hours).

Extensions to the Round within 24 hours.

There have already been 2 successful extensions made to the round, by travelling eastwards to include the Loch Ossian and surrounding Munros taking the total up to 27 Munros within 24 hours.

Contenders wishing to take up such a challenge to extend the round must start and finish within 24 hours at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel. They can travel either clockwise or anticlockwise whilst on Ramsay’s Round, thereafter they should continue on a route of their choice to extend the round. Once they return to the main round they must visit the remaining Munros in their correct order, finishing within 24 hours at Glen Nevis Youth Hostel.

View of the Youth Hostel

The Mamores: 11

The Mamores
1 Mullach nan Coirean 3,077
2 Stob Ban 3,250
Mamore Ridges
3 Sgurr a Mhaim 3,601
East Mamores looking South
4 Sgorr an Lubhair:
Lost its Munro status in 1997.
Sgorr an Lubhair
5 Am Bodach 3,382
C M D Arete
6 Stob Coire a Chairn 3,219
7 An Gearanach 3,200
8 Na Gruagaichean 3,442
9 Binnein Mor 3,700
Binnein Mor
10 Binnein Beag 3,083
11 Sgurr Eilde Mor 3,277

The Munros surrounding Loch Treig: 5

1 Beinn na Lap 3,066
2 Chno Dearg 3,433
3 Stob Choire Sgriodain 3,211
Munros surrounding Loch Treig
4 Stob a Choire Mheadhion 3,610
5 Stob Coire Easain 3,650

The Grey Corries: 4

1 Stob Ban 3,217
2 Stob Choire Claurigh 3,858
The Grey Corries
3 Stob Coire an Laoigh 3,650
4 Sgurr Choinnich Mor 3,603

The Aonachs: 2

1 Aonach Beag 4,060
2 Aonach Mor 3,999
Aonach Beag and Aonach Mor

Carn Mor Dearg: 1

Carn Mor Dearg 4,012
Carn Mor Dearg
On the Aret Eastbound

Ben Nevis: 1

Ben Nevis 4,406
View of Ben Nevis Summit


The lines and direction of travel shown for Martin Stone and Adrian Belton may not be fully correct.

These will be updated once full clarification of both of lines and direction of travel are available and confirmed.

Map of Ramsay's Round showing alternative routes

The North Face: Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc (U T M B)

Ramsay’s Round is currently listed as a qualifying race for the annual U T M B race.

It is agreed that any Ramsay’s Round successful completions up to and including the end of 2014 will be accepted as part of the U T M B entry process for 2015.
A number of clubs worldwide are seeking qualifying status for their individual races.

U T M B have now revised their qualifying criteria in collaboration with the International Trail Running Association (I T R A). This involves an annual registration fee of 100 Euros payable to U T M B.

I am clear that Ramsay’s Round is by definition a Challenge and not a Race; additionally no revenue is generated as a consequence of any individuals taking part or completing the round within 24 hours.

In these circumstances, I have instructed that Ramsay’s Round be withdrawn from the U T M B qualification entry process, making way for the inclusion of more suitable races, meeting I T R A inclusion criteria.

Individuals wishing to compete in any subsequent U T M B races should visit their website for the latest entry information and details.

Diagonale des Fous La Reunion 2014