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UK Dehydration Records 2018

Congratulations to all who capitalised on the recent spell of Mediterranean weather dehydrating the UK and staging some outstanding record breaking performances; Nicky Spinks (one of the speakers at last Winter’s HS Lecture Series) set the bar very high with the first ever Double Ramsey Round which includes Ben Nevis & 57,000ft of ascent in 55hours. After winning the Mt. Blanc marathon the week before Kilian Jornet blew away the long standing 1982 Billy Bland record for the Bob Graham Round (Lake District) in 12hrs 52mins. And also not forgetting all of us chasing our own personal ‘big ticks’, with no time for excuses. But two efforts we are very proud to report and close to the heart of High Sports:

HS ambassador Angus Kille made a very rare ascent of Indian Face on Cloggy, North Wales, a prestigious E9 climb where only a handful have dared to venture since Johnny Dawes endorsed his legendary status back in 1986. (JD was there to witness the ascent by Angus).  We could say “About time Angus” having been seriously dedicated to being at the top of his game for a couple of years, but the mind games for success or becoming a nasty mess that climbs like this conjure up deserve unforced respect and the lad chose his moment with perfection. HS Youngster in the Mountains to a living legend. Awesome Angus!

Also Bess Robson, another early HS Youngster in the Mountains recipient, customer & friend, is currently pedalling through the Alps, one of the many challenging hurdles on her epic journey to become one of 33 starters who set out on 20th June to cycle unsupported, Spot tracked, on the first adventure “race” from North Cape  to Tarifa (Gibralter) 7368 kms.  A monumental effort, keep it going Bess !

Angus Kille on Indian Face, Clogwyn Du'r Arddu. Photo Nick Dixon

ANGUS INDIAN FACE 2018 (1305 x 1618)

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