Ascent of Snaefell on 2017-07-02
|Date:||Sunday, July 2, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||Isle of Man|
| Elevation:||2037 ft / 620 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWhile 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).
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| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
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