Information for Challenge Arrochar tomorrow

12th Jun 2015

We hope you are as excited as we are about tomorrow’s big challenge and turning the hills of Arrochar yellow in support of thousands of Beatson patients and their families.
 
Ahead of the big day we’d like to provide you with some information that may be of assistance to you.
 
Registration
All participants must register prior to setting off on their challenge.
 
The registration point for all challenges is at the large car park off the A83 at Succoth just to the west of Arrochar, this is also where all the routes begin and finish.
 
3 Peak Challenge registration – 08.00 – 08.45 (10 hour maximum time limit)
2 Peak Challenge registration – 08.45 – 09.30 (9 hour maximum time limit)
1 Peak Challenge – 09.30 – 10.15 (8 hour maximum time limit)
 
Route maps will be handed out at the point of registration.
Coloured bands will also be given to all participants. This will allow Mountain Leaders to identify the challenge that you are undertaking.
 
All participants undertaking the 3 Peak Challenge should be aware that if sufficient progress is not being made, then you may be advised that you cannot undertake Ben Ime, and effectively undertake the 2 Peak option instead.
 
Parking
The Village Inn, which can be found on Shore Road, has kindly donated the use of its car park for the day. These spaces are available on a first come first served basis. Parking can also be found at the registration point at Succoth. Please be advised that this is a very popular spot so spaces will be limited.
 
Please allow yourself enough time to reach the registration point in time for your challenge.
 
What to bring
Whilst the weather forecast for tomorrow is promising, June in Scotland is anything but predictable. The following items are considered as “essential” pieces of kit.
 

  • Rucksack (20L enough room for all your kit)
  • Rucksack Liner (a larger poly bag to keep your kit dry)
  • Hiking Boots (no shoes, good ankle support is a must)
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Waterproof Trousers
  • Fleece
  • Base Layer (not cotton)
  • Walking Trousers (no jeans)
  • Hiking Socks (don’t skimp here, a good wool/lycra blend is well worth the money and they can help prevent blisters).
  • Hat and gloves
  • Shorts, sun cream, and wide brimmed hat for sun protection (just in case)
  • Bladder or water bottle, at least 1L (please note that no plastics can be left on the hills)
  • Food (a sufficient amount to see you through the challenge you are undertaking)
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal Medication (inhalers for example)

 
The 3 Villages Café has kindly donated complimentary tea and coffee for all participants. A voucher will be handed out during registration and can be redeemed from 08.00 – 20.00. The 3 Villages can be found on Shore Road.
 
In case of emergency
Challenge Arrochar is fully supported by Sport Ecosse Events and Mountain Rescue. There will be 14 qualified Mountain Leaders present on the route, and at check points, to offer any assistance and support if necessary.
In the case of an emergency then please call 999.
 
We can’t wait to see you tomorrow and take on this fantastic challenge with you.