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Each of the famous ‘Rounds’ are covered by Harvey Maps with unprecedented detail. They are light and easy to read and provide more than just a ‘route’ with information about each of the rounds. Essential mapping for recce’s and the attempt ‘proper’.
Map size 486 x 700mm folded to pocket size 243 x 116mm consists of 4 sections, each providing a strip of map to cover the route and access points. The 1:40,000 map scale gives you a fully detailed map that is a handy size and minimum weight.
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Bob Graham Round:
The historic 72 mile lake district route incorporating 42 of the chief Lakeland fells completed by Bob Graham in 1932 is now a popular challenge. This new map is your essential guide, with the recommended route and changeover points already plotted. Other features include:
The Paddy Buckley Round:
The 61.25 mile route incorporating 47 tops was devised by Paddy Buckley however he never completed the round. The first completer was Wendy Dodds on the 30th of May 1982 in a time of 25 hours 38 minutes. Despite it not being stipulated most aim to complete the round in sub 24 hours and the first to achieve this is was Martin Stone in a time of 23 hours 26 minutes.
Charlie Ramsay Round:
In June 1964 Philip Tranter, son of the author Nigel Tranter, was the first to cover all of these mountains in a single trip, taking in the Mamores, the Grey Corries, the Aonachs, Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis. Could Tranter’s round be extended to 24 Munros within 24 hours? At 12 noon on Saturday 8th July 1978, Charlie Ramsay left Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, travelling anticlockwise, heading onto the Mamores. He returned to the youth hostel having completed the circuit in 23h 58m on Sunday 9th July with only 2 minutes to spare. The Charlie Ramsay Round was a reality. 24 Munros within 24 hours: The round’s original benchmark.