AS 23 Aug 2024

Tryfan Downhill Dash

Fri, 23 Aug 2024
7:00 PM
Distance
1km / 0.6mi
Climb
680m / 2231ft
Part of series
Safety information
AS Local knowledge beneficial Significant experience required Partially marked
Male record
7.21
Euan Patton
2023
Female record
11:30
Kat Spinney
2010
Juniors
Over 18
Extra details
Phone Organiser on race day if weather is poor to check race is on. NOTE** This is a race only for those experienced at desending at speed. The terrain is very steep, rocky and exposed in places where a fall could result in serious injury.

Location

Car Park on A5 at foot of Tryfan, near Bethesda (GR 663603). Register from 17.30.

Safety information

General Area

Less accessible fells, high mountains or very remote areas

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Height

Much up to or above 3,000 ft (900m)

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Terrain

Mostly off track with several difficult underfoot sections (see left); some scrambling may be required

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Exposure (drops) and hazards on or near route

Severe exposure and/or significant terrain risk (see left)

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Navigation skills required

Expert: no waymarking, and runners must be confident in self navigating over very challenging routes and in zero visibility

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Mountain skills required

Expert: suitable only for skilled, experienced, confident movers in an exposed, high level environment in all conditions

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Escape routes

Few if any escape routes; a fatigued or injured runner would require survival kit and skills

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Season time and effect of weather

Very poor conditions likely and/or route prone to extreme weather or sudden changes; effect may be debilitating

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