UPDATE 22/3/21: It is still our hope that the Grampian Mountain Challenge can go ahead in November 2021.
If we think it could go ahead, we plan to open entries later than we would normally do, probably around 1st August, to allow us to gauge as well as possible how things are progressing, what changes might need to be in place, and the views of other relevant bodies.

Please keep an eye on the Grampian Orienteers Club website for further updates.
Scotland’s Friendly Sociable Winter Mountain Marathon

Every other year GRAMP stage a special kind of 2 day Mountain Marathon called the Grampian Mountain Challenge or GMC for short.

We can now reveal that it’s going to be in the Lochnagar area (probably) in November 2021 (probably) – postponed due to Covid-19. More info will be posted later this year.

Click here for detailed info, rules and kit list

You need some basic orienteering skills as well as the ability to yomp over mountainous terrain in all kinds of weather as both days have two sections: a shorter orienteering section of medium technicality using orienteering maps and a longer hill running section using OS/Harveys or similar maps.

You can run individually or, and we encourage this for safety and sociability, in pairs on a range of courses carrying a small sack with only essential safety/spare kit as we transport your camping gear for you to the overnight campsite and provide hot food under cover for you to wolf down while discussing the day’s adventures with other competitors and old rivals.

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UPCOMING EVENTS (click series or event names for details link)

WED 21/4  Tollohill (Shire)
WED 5/5   Dunnottar Woods  (Shire)

18/4 Perwinnes Moss

You can join the Mobile O revolution  and download the MapRun app and have a go at some local courses using your phone to time yourself and even navigate with. Visit our MapRun page for instructions and a list of maps.
Or do one of our Temporary Orienteering Courses if we’ve got one out at the moment – see the TOC post for info.

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Then try a Permanent Orienteering Course in a local forest or park or try one of our Street O maps for a taste of urban O.

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