Cape Wrath Trail Video Diary - Cape Wrath Ultra

Cape Wrath Trail Video Diary

Introduction

This video diary was filmed in September 2014 when Shane Ohly (Cape Wrath Ultra™ - Event Director) and his wife, Heather, completed the Cape Wrath Trail. They spent 15 days walking the route, much of which will also form the Cape Wrath Ultra™ race route. These videos are intended to give potential Cape Wrath Ultra™ competitors and Cape Wrath Trail walkers an insight to the adventure that awaits them. 

Please note that this video diary is NOT a description of the Cape Wrath Ultra race route!​

For the full account of this journey (it is just the videos on this page), please CLICK HERE


 

 

Day 1 - Fort William to Corryhully Bothy

Friday 29th August 2014 / 10h:30m / 37.8km / +1014m

Some early feedback from this video has been that, '"This river doesn't look uncrossable". It is important to note that even minor streams, such as this one (location HERE) will become uncrossable during heavy and prolonged rainfall. In this instance, the river was just too wide to jump across and the power of the water signifigantly too strong to wade through. There were also downstream hazards (waterfalls, rapids etc) that meant being swept away would almost certainly result in death.


 

 

Day 2 - Corryhully Bothy to Sourlies Bothy

Saturday 30th August 2014 / 9h:50m / 24.2km / +1098m


 

 

Day 3 - Sourlies Bothy to Kinloch Hourn

Sunday 31st August 2014 / 10h:00m / 26.3km / +1373m


 

 

Day 4 - Kinloch Hourn to Shiel Bridge (Resupply 1)

Monday 1st September 2014 / 6h:50m / 17.5km / +964m


 

 

Day 5 - Shiel Bridge to Maol Bhuidhe Bothy 

Tuesday 2nd September 2014 / 8h:20m / 25.7km / +1157m 15:53


 

 

Day 6 - Maol Bhuidhe Bothy to Coire Fionnaraich Bothy

Wednesday 3rd September 2014 / 8h:20m / 23.6km / +740m


 

 

Day 7 - Coire Fionnaraich Bothy to Kinlochewe (Resupply 2)

Thursday 4th September 2014 / 10h:45m / 29.9km / +1299m


 

 

Day 8 - Kinlochewe to Shenevall Bothy

Friday 5th September 2014 / 9h:00m / 27.9km / +752m


 

 

Day 9 - Shenevall to Knockdamph Bothy

Saturday 6th September 2014 / 13h:20m:00 / 37.8km / +1641m


 

 

Day 10 - Knockdamph to Glen Oykel

Sunday 7th September 2014 / 7h:45m / 27.2km / +613m

 


 

 

Day 11 - Glen Oykel to Inchnadamph (Re-Supply 3)

Monday 8th September 2014 / 5h:45m / 17.6km / +594m  


 

 

Day 12 - Inchnadamph to Glendhu Bothy

Tuesday 9th September 2014 / 8h:20m / 20.4km / +1065m


 

 

Day 13 - Glendhu Bothy to Rhiconich

Wednesday 10th September 2014 / 10h:30m / 29.2km /  +1169m


 

 

Day 14 - Rhiconich to Sandwood Bay

Thursday 11th September 2014 / 5h:30m / 19.6km / +542m 


 

 

Day 15 - Sandwood Bay to Cape Wrath

Friday 12th September 2014 / 4h:30m / 12.8km / +547m