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The Connoisseurs Mountain Marathon

LAMM 2005 Dates, Event Sponsorship and Final 2004 Roundup
Sunday 5th December 2004

It's time to think ahead to LAMM 2005. It will take place on 18/19 th June 2005, the same weekend as last year. As usual, the venue will be a fine and undisclosed location in keeping with the Connoisseurs Mountain Marathon! I can tell you that this year we will be further south than Glencarron 2004. We like to hold a "far north" and a "not so far north"event on alternate years, always in a classic part of the Scottish Highlands. Our planner for 2005 is Andy Creber, well known to MMers as both a planner and competitor. He planned for us at Spittal O'Glenshee 2003.

Excellent News From Lowe Alpine
We are delighted to be able to announce another three years of LAMM sponsorship from Lowe Alpine and this secures the event for the foreseeable future. Lowe Alpine has been a great sponsor ever since the first event at Arrochar in 1994. Many thanks from the organisers and competitors alike for a top commitment to people, enjoying competition in the outdoors.

Need More Information About the LAMM?
Please take a look at all the online 2004 information - Event Details & Final Details, Best Routes & Results, Control Descriptions, Galleries and Reports/Feedback from Glencarron. This should give you a flavour of the event and help you to choose the best course for your team.

Entries for 2005
Entry to the event is online only at www.lamm.co.uk and from approximately the end of January. Please ensure you have joined the LAMM email mailing list so that we can tell you when entries are being taken. The LAMM following is so faithful that the 2004 event filled, even in the far north of Scotland. We would strongly recommend a very early commitment this year to avoid disappointment. We will save a few slots to allow late entries for Elite and A teams.

LAMM 2004 Feedback
See what your fellow competitors thought about the 2004 event and the evil conditions on LAMM Saturday.

LAMM 2004 Tees and Car Stickers
We still have a few Dryzone Tees and maps available, which will make excellent Christmas stocking fillers and you can purchase these online. We have zillions of 2004 and 2003 LAMM car stickers. Just send an SAE to LAMM Car Stickers, Sleagill Head Farm, SLEAGILL, PENRITH CA10 3HD.

Lost Property From LAMM 2004
If you think that you could have lost any of these items at the LAMM, please contact martin@lamm.co.uk. All we ask is that you send a cheque to pay for the carriage.

  • Set of alloy tent poles, one with a wooden “bodge”, in a green plastic pole bag
  • Red Sprayway Goretex Jacket
  • Outdoordesigns Map Case
  • Suunto Compass with mirror
  • Silva Compass with Ace Races Romer attached
  • Cybalite torch in belt holder
  • Wiley X black sunglasses
  • Aquastop purple sunhat!
  • 1 Polartec lightweight Cycling glove with plastic frictiongrip patches on palm

Photo Competition 2004
We have three prizewinners, two of whom will each receive a Lowe Alpine waterproof Rush Cap. Please contact martin@lamm.co.uk to arrange receipt of your prize. The third winner is Dave Suddes, Sales Director for Lowe Alpine and I’ll buy him a pint! See these photos on the home page at www.lamm.co.uk.

  • It’s Real Snow! – Top of Carn Nan Fiaclan by Anthony Cooper
  • Scenic Photo – A Big Climb by Ian Wilson
  • Action Photo – River Crossing by Dave Suddes

The LAMM Team looks forward to meeting you all again on Friday 17th June 2005. Don’t miss out on it or you may regret it later!

Martin Stone
LAMM Organiser

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Route planning above Loch Duich

The clouds over mid camp

Racing together - the spirit of the event