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Emily Scott’s Human-Powered Munro Round | Project 282

In 2018, Emily Scott spent four months climbing all of Scotland’s Munros. All in one go, unsupported and self-propelled

Turning her back on a promising accountancy career in the City, Emily Scott committed herself to a significant lifestyle change in an effort to pursue a life that she loved, rather than one that locked her in a vicious cycle of the rat race.

Credit: Aaron Rolph

Shortly after ditching the financial stability of a successful career, Emily soon found herself living a rather nomadic life, following winters to the Alps and Japan while working as a ski instructor. This, in turn, left her with an open diary during the summer months – the perfect chance to combine her love for endurance sports and the outdoors. Soon after the winter of 2018 began to wind down, Project 282 was born.

Over a period of 120 days, Emily took on a challenge to climb all 282 of Scotland’s Munros totally unsupported, all via her own power. Totalling a distance of 2,605km, with 36,311m of ascent on bike, and a further 2,249km, with 162,296m of ascent on foot, she drew a continuous journey around the Scottish Highlands linking up all the Munros under her own steam.

Credit: Aaron Rolph
Credit: Aaron Rolph
Credit: Aaron Rolph

Project 282, a new film created by Perch Films, documents Emily’s challenge and delves into her motivations for pursuing a life in the outdoors while capturing the raw beauty of the Scottish Highlands, in all conditions. 

Credit: Aaron Rolph

The project wasn’t just a personal one for Emily, either. Raising over £3,000 for Scottish Mountain Rescue, the Mountain Bothy Association and Air Ambulances UK, the project gave support to key services we all rely on while in the hills. Speaking to Rab, Emily said she was “keen to support the fantastic work of the Mountain Rescue and Air Ambulances, being grateful to know they were there, but hoping to never have to call on their services.

Credit: Aaron Rolph

You can still donate to the three charities here: Scottish Mountain Rescue, Mountain Bothy Association and Air Ambulance UK.

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