Skimo Scotland

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MOUNTAIN SPIRIT LECHT 2090 - Wednesday 28th December 2016

The Lecht 2090 race is a great introduction to the Skimo Scotland series. If you haven’t entered a Skimo race, this is certainly one to look at. This is a short course with minimal ascent and descent and racers have 90 minutes to complete as many laps as possible in the allocated time.

Lecht 2090 is located in the very heart of the Eastern Cairngorms National Park at the top of the pass between Tomintoul and Strathdon. The infamous Lecht pass, one of the highest main roads in the UK, is notorious for being one of the most regularly snow blocked roads in the country. Lecht 2090 is easily reached from Speyside and Aviemore, Donside and Aberdeen as well as Royal Deeside.

Lecht 2090 was the venue for the very first Skimo Scotland race in December 2012 and we have successfully managed to race every year ever since, although not necessarily on the advertised course.

In the event that more than one competitor finishes the same amount of laps, the competitor with the fastest time for the last complete lap will be declared the winner.

Entries now closed .

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Total ascent: 113m
Total descent: 113m
Distance: 2.2 km


1200 Registration opens
1430 Registration closes
1445 Briefing at race start
1500 Race starts
1700 Food served
1730 Prize giving ceremony


Registration will take place in the Day Lodge.
Once competitors have registered, they should make their way to the start of the race for the briefing at 1445.
Please ensure that avalanche transceivers are transmitting prior to race start.
Entries on the day are unfortunately not accepted.
Entries received prior to Thursday 15th December will receive a personalised race number. Entries received after this date will receive a DIY Skimo Scotland style race number :)
£30.00 licenced Skimo Scotland Racers
£35.00 non licenced competitors

Skimo Scotland will provide a basic 2 course meal for competitors at the end of the race in the Day Lodge. It is possible to book extra meals for supporters during online registration.

Getting there

Click here for instructions on how to get to the Lecht 2090.


Skimo Scotland encourage family and friends to support the competitors as they battle over the course. Spectators are welcome to stand alongside the edge of the race course but must not provide physical assistance. Spectators will be able to watch the race from outside or from the comfort of the Day Lodge.

Hire of Equipment

Mountain Spirit have a selection of equipment that is available to hire for this race. Please contact them direct for more information.