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Film launch of non-stop, self-propelled round of Scotland's tallest mountains

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Emily Scott walking during Project 282 (Image credit: Project 282)

An inspiring film that tells the story of a bid to walk all of Scotland's tallest mountains non-stop has been launched on-line.

Project 282 follows Emily Scott on her endeavour to climb all 282 Munros in 120 days and to travel solo and under her own steam, on foot or by bicycle.

Project 282 is created and produced by Emily, Perch films and the British Adventure CollectiveRab supported the kit that Emily used on the project.

The 10-minute film captures Emily's journey, which took place in  the summer of 2018.

The challenge took 120 days and extended to 2249km on foot and 2605km by bike with a total of almost 200,000m of ascent. This distance drew a continuous line around much of Scotland from the most northerly Munro, Ben Hope, to the most southerly Munro, Ben Lomond.

She reveals: "Climbing the Munros took me to some incredible parts of Scotland that I hadn’t previously visited and opened my eyes to even more possibilities for Scottish adventures."

Emily Scott & Project 282

Emily has a background in endurance sport, including Ironman triathlon and adventure racing. While she was keen for a new challenge, she says, "I completely underestimated the challenge of cycling with a fully-loaded bike."

As part of her challenge, Emily was fundraising for three UK based emergency charities: the Mountain Bothy Association, Association of Air Ambulances and Scottish Mountain Rescue.

Emily raised funds for UK emergency charities, Scottish Mountain Rescue, the Mountain Bothy Association and the Association of Air Ambulances.

The film won the John Muir Trust Wild Places Film prize at the Fort William Mountain Film Festival and it was also voted the People’s Choice at the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival.

View the film: Project 282. 

Fastest Munro rounds

Last year, Inverness-based runner Donnie Campbell set a new record for finishing a round of Munros in 31 days and 23 hours. 

The women's self-propelled, continuous record is held by Libby Kerr and Lisa Trollope. They completed their round in 2017 in 76 days and 10 hours.

Fiona Russell

Fiona Russell is a widely published adventure journalist and blogger, who is better known as Fiona Outdoors. She is based in Scotland and is an all-round outdoors enthusiast with favourite activities including trail running, mountain walking, mountain biking, road cycling, triathlon and skiing, both downhill and back country. Her target for 2021 is to finish the final nine summits in her first round of all 282 Munros, the Scottish mountains of more than 3,000ft high. Aside from being outdoors, Fiona's biggest aim is to inspire others to enjoy the great outdoors, especially through her writing. She is also rarely seen without a running skort! Find out more at Fiona Outdoors.