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Ascent of Snaefell on 2017-07-02

Climber: Rickard Colliander

Date:Sunday, July 2, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Snaefell
    Location:Isle of Man
    Elevation:620 m / 2037 ft

Ascent Trip Report

While my family was enjoying the Swedish summer I managed to buy a cheap ticket to Isle of Man to tick Snaefell off the European list. Leaving the Best Western hotel in Douglas shortly before 8am, I started to run north and continued along the coast until I reached Laxey after approximately 10k. I then started the climb over Slieau Ruy and crossed the dangerous road (the TT race circuit) before ascending the steep last bit up the highpoint. After a short rest at the summit, I ran back over the road and then followed the ridge between Clagh Ouyr and North Barrule – probably my best fell-running so far – and then down to Ramsey by the coast (where I took the bus back to Douglas).
Summary Total Data
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country



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