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LAMM 2007 - Update 1
23rd February 2007

Dear LAMMers

It is time to enter LAMM 2007. We have another great area lined up and our planner, Angela Mudge, reports that some of it is "quite runnable". Entry is online only. Competition for places in the LAMM is now so keen that even an event as far north as Inchndamph 2006 was oversubscribed. We would strongly recommend an early entry this year to avoid disappointment. We will save a few slots to allow late entries for Elite and A teams.

We are introducing a few more ideas this year. Before you Enter Online please read on ......

How Many LAMMs Have You Both Competed in?
The online form will display a list of previous LAMM's with years and locations. We would like you to tick the boxes to indicate events you and your partner took part in. You may not have your partner's "LAMM history" to hand, in which case please use the Team Changes option at a later date to provide us with complete and accurate information. The number of LAMMs you have taken part in will appear in brackets after each of your names on the Team List and all Results. We will provide three special prizes for teams completing the LAMM in 2007 with the highest number of LAMM appearances between them. One prize will be for an all male team, one for an all female team and one for a mixed team. We're counting on you all to be honest in the way you use this facility and so, please think before you tick. If you get it wrong, you can be sure that your friends and rivals will spot the error.

Membership of Landowning Organisations?
The LAMM has never been refused access to a privately owned estate. A significant part of Scotland is owned by National Trust for Scotland, John Muir Trust and RSPB. It may help us if in future we are able to indicate how many LAMMers subscribe to these organisations. You will be given the opportunity to indicate your memberships.

Travelling to the LAMM - What is the Environmental Cost?
For this year's LAMM we are introducing an idea that we think is a first at sporting events. We would like to stimulate debate by making our competitors aware of the environmental impact caused by their journey to the LAMM. We will use the information you provide about your journeys to the LAMM to calculate the approximate amount of Carbon Dioxide your journey to and from the LAMM will generate. We have investigated various schemes that try to avoid equivalent amounts of CO2 being generated somewhere else in the world. The scheme could operate anywhere that is appropriate because the problem we are all becoming aware of is a global problem. For more information, we suggest you look at www.climatecare.org. We particularly like projects such as "Efficient Cooking Stoves". When you pay your LAMM entry fee we will offer you an opportunity to make a voluntary contribution. This will be donated to one or more appropriate projects to ensure that the amount of CO2 you have generated when you travel to and from the LAMM is no longer generated elsewhere. You can think of it as a World Tax or a Climate Tax. We believe this type of taxation will become the norm in future. We would urge you to support us by making this contribution and the LAMM will match your contributions pound for pound. The total contributed so far by competitors will be displayed at the top of the Team List. After the LAMM we will decide which projects are to receive these contributions and keep you informed about this using our email mailing list.

More Information About the LAMM?
Please take a look at all the online 2004, 2005 and 2006 information - Event Details & Final Details, Best Routes & Results, Control Descriptions, Galleries and Reports/Feedback from Glencarron, Isle of Mull and Assynt. This should give you a flavour of the event and help you to choose the best course for your team.

LAMM Car stickers from 2003/4/5/6 - send us an SAE.

The LAMM Team looks forward to meeting you all again on Friday 8th June 2007. Don't miss out on it or you may regret it later!

Martin Stone
LAMM Organiser

 

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