Pit your skills, strength and stamina in a challenge on the unique Trotternish Ridge, one of the finest ridge traverses in Britain. The whole ridge is a high level escarpment formed by a series of major landslips – the longest in the UK. The views are truly breathtaking in all directions: to the Cuillin mountains on Skye to the south, the flat-topped hills of McLeod’s Tables to the west and over the sea to the mountains of Harris in the north and to the Torridon Hills and the mountains of Wester Ross to the east. And the event is scheduled for the end of June when daylight hours are at their longest and hours of darkness, especially up on the ridge, are very short.
The longest challenges are a 36 km competitive run and a 36 km (22 miles) walk which are truly long events with much ascent and descent. There are also a 21 km competitive run, a 21 km (12 miles) walk and a 12 km (8 miles) walk – so there are challenges which cater for all abilities and tastes!
The Challenge is organised by the Isle of Skye Rotary Club as part of its programme of activities to raise money for charity. The Club is part of Rotary International, a worldwide movement of 1.2 million people who share the commitment of “Service above Self” and who raise money for charities and needy causes, both in their local communities and around the world. The Club aims, with this Challenge, to raise enough money to make a difference for a number of charities on the Isle of Skye. Here is a list of some of local charities that we have supported recently:
Crossroads, Skye Young Carers, Helping Hands
Home Farm Nursing Home
RNLI, Skye Mountain Rescue, Lucky to be Here
Broadford & Strath Community Company
Uig Playpark, Viewfield Gardening Collective