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Where there is a recorder please contact them to log your completion. In addition, or if there isn't a recorder, you are invited to share your experience on the gofar facebook page to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!

 The Bob Baxter Traverse                                        Isle of Man
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Clagh Ouyr summit, with the ridge stretching ahead towards North Barrule.


© Copyright Andy Stephenson and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.



This route was conceived by Ian Callister of Manx Fellrunners in 1974 but the first continuous traverse was not until Bob Baxter's run in 1975 in a time of 14 hours 55 minutes.  The object is to ascend all 37 of the island's 1000 foot tops starting from Laxey Beach and finishing on the summit of Cronk ny Arrey Laa.  Overall it involves a distance of some 60 miles and an ascent of 11,400 feet.  For a comprehensive history and account of the challenge see the link below  to Rob Woodall's report of 2002.  In over 45 years there have been less than 20 completions while Colin Donnelly's 1982 record of 11-35 still stands.


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Use OS Landrager Map 95: Isle of Man (1:50 000) to locate the tops illustrated on the map above.  For grid references of tops not named on the OS map refer to the route description on the Manx Fellrunners website - see link below. 


Click on the icon to view or print a schedule of actual times for Rob Woodall's traverse in 13-02.


Finishers are invited to report completions to Manx Fellrunners via their contact page

Why not share your experience on facebook to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!

Links and Further Information

Bob Baxter Challenge - Manx Fellrunners website provides an outline of the challenge and a route description with grid references of all the summits.

Manx 1000ers - the Bob Baxter Traverse -  A short history, route description and account by Rob Woodall from 2002.



All the routes on this site require proven mountain running experience. You undertake them entirely at your own risk. Please take full mountain safety precautions at all times.  Always ensure you carry sufficient clothing, food and equipment to cope with dramatic changes in the weather conditions!  Appropriate insurance cover is recommended.


The object of this website is to provide a single, ready source of information on the ultra-distance mountain challenges which have been developed over the past four or more decades. It now offers a diverse range of long and "short", old and recent, formal and informal routes from around the UK to encourage runners of all ages and abilities to have a go, subject to proven mountain experience in all conditions.




Please send details of any record-breaking runs and the like to Martin Stone who maintains records on behalf of the Fell Runners Association. Email:

Please also refer to the guidelines and definitions in the FRA Handbook.


If you can improve on the accuracy of this resource, spot any errors in grid references, names, heights, spelling or punctuation, or find a link which does not work please email Tony Wimbush.:

Similarly, if you wish to submit any new (or old) routes for inclusion see the contact page for the information and format that is required:. 

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