Can Your Run a Vertical Kilometre?

Hi !

All going to plan, I'll be up in Scottish Winter #2 by the time you read this email.

After the big thaw at the end of February, I'd basically given up hope for any winter mountaineering. But looks like Storm Freya's going to deliver us round 2 of the snow... 🤞

Still, alongside some epic adventure stories, we've got an adventure to offer you this week:

Are you a runner? Scroll down to see about a free place on the Salomon Skyline Mamores VK.

Not a runner? Forward this on to a friend who might be up for a crazy 1000m ascent trail run in Scotland!!


Karen Penny is walking around the whole coast of the UK and Ireland. She started in January 2019 and is posting regular updates on Facebook.

Randy and Anita share their story about cycling around Cuba in February this year:

Apparently these Bolivian women were all over the media when they climbed Aconcagua in traditional attire earlier this year. Worth a read if, like me, you missed it.

And on the subject of mountaineering, here's an interesting article about the women who've climbed Mount Everest (and a short film).

We don't usually share Kickstarters, but have you heard about X Trillion? It's going to be a documentary film about one of Emily Penn's ocean plastics expeditions.

AND OF COURSE check out our latest posts on the Intrepid Magazine blog:


- J.R.R.Tolkien


Can you run a vertical kilometre?

We're offering a free place in the Salomon Skyline Mamores VK challenge. Although it says 'not technical ground', it is about 40% off-path, on VERY steep Scottish (tussocks, a bit rocky) terrain.

"An incredible leg burning and lung-busting ascent from sea level to Munro summit, the UK’s only Vertical Kilometer!"

  • Date: Friday 20th September 2019

  • Who: one lucky subscriber

  • Where: Start registration at Ice Factor in Kinlochleven

All the details about the event are here - we strongly recommend you take a look before applying!! It includes a list of mandatory kit and what you agree to by entering the race.

How do you apply? Sign into and head into the Membership Bonuses section. You have until WEDNESDAY 13th March at 12 NOON to apply. Good luck :)


  • Pitch submissions for Issue 9 should be in by 15th March check out the website for how to submit.

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Stay intrepid!

Emily & the Ed Team

P.S. Event/club/adventure/article that we've missed and you think is epic? Hit reply and drop us a line!