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Marmot-Dark-Mountain-2017-copyright-Steve-Ashworth-1-10 2017 Race Director's Report 31st Jan 2017

A world apart. Before the weather closed in for the night, the lights of participants were captured by event photographer Steve Ashworth in stark contrast to the 'real' world in the far distance. © Steve Ashworth What...

iancorless.com MDM2017-0730-Web 2017 Planner's Report 31st Jan 2017

"That was like trying to navigate inside a ping-pong ball… in the dark!” © Ian Corless   That was a very challenging event due to the weather conditions on the night. Many thanks for the compliments and...

Dark-Low-Res---Steve-Ashworthdark2-copyright-Steve-Ashworth-60 2017 Final Information 18th Jan 2017

Welcome to the 5th edition of Marmot Dark Mountains™! The event has a deserved reputation for toughness and the challenge of running and navigating at night, in winter, is significant. It is also an incredibly rich...

GaryTompsett2013 2017 Planners Insights 17th Jan 2017

  Gary Tompsett gives a few insights into the terrain – he has spent a few days up on the Pennines after all! Gary Tompsett (right) with Gavin Miles (left). They finished the infamous first Marmot Dark...

legend-thumbnail 2017 Maps 17th Jan 2017

We are releasing the following extract of the 'Map Legend' from the 2017 Marmot Dark Mountains™ map, so that participants can familiarise themselves with the over-printed information.    Please remember we (and your...

Dark-Low-Res---Steve-Ashworthdark2-copyright-Steve-Ashworth-65 2017 PARTICIPANT ECOLOGICAL BRIEFING 17th Jan 2017

The event area contains a network of hill lakes, rivers and stream. Did you know these are sensitive environments that may be home to Otters and Water Vole? Please read our advice below. © Steve Ashworth (from Marmot...

MDM2014-iancorless.com.P1100464 2017 Location Revealed 5th Dec 2016

We are delighted to announce that Marmot Dark Mountains 2017 will be held in the Dufton Fells, The Pennines, with the event based out of Warcop (address/postcode information). The area is characterised by exposed high...

REACTIK--focus-1 LowRes Petzl REACTIK+ - The Perfect Marmot Dark Mountains™ Head Torch? 28th Oct 2016

For more than 30 years Petzl has led the way as an innovator in the research, design and manufacture of quality head torches. From humble beginnings, when Fernand Petzl fashioned the first helmet-mounted light for caving,...

Dark-Low-Res---Steve-Ashworthdark2-copyright-Steve-Ashworth-6 Entries have opened for the 2017 edition of Marmot Dark Mountains 11th Mar 2016

Careful study of the 2016 event map © Steve Ashworth   Marmot Dark Mountains™ 2016 saw an unprecedented 200 competitors take to the Northern Fells of the Lake District, starting from the event centre in...

Dark-Low-Res- -Steve-Ashworthdark2-copyright-Steve-Ashworth-52-THUMB Marmot Dark Mountains 2016 Race Director’s Report 3rd Feb 2016

Above: This photo sums up Marmot Dark Mountains™ better than most. © Steve Ashworth   The hail is hammering on the village hall roof. It’s loud. Loud enough to make me give up on any pretence of sleep. It has...

V6 E-Thumb 2016 Course Maps Revealed 30th Jan 2016

The maps for the 2016 Marmot Dark Mountains™ courses are displayed below. All the courses start and finish at Mungrisdale Village Hall. Thanks to Harvey for producing these bespoke high-quality event maps printed on...

ShanePreEventVideo-THUMB Marmot Dark Mountains™ 2016 - Pre Event Briefing 29th Jan 2016

The video briefing below provided by Race Director, Shane Ohly, is based on the experience of the 8-person team placing checkpoints today in the Northern Fells. The key points are: The wind has been very powerful...

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