On the surface this is a story of superhuman physical and mental strength, but the deeper tale is one of camaraderie, escapism and isolation. Their journey becomes less about record times and becomes an immersive antidote to the modern world.
The Cape Wrath Trail is Britain’s wildest, most remote and toughest trail. The unmarked path winds 230 mile northwards from Fort William through some of Britain’s most rugged terrain to the lighthouse at Cape Wrath, the most north-westerly point on the mainland. Their challenge takes place in December, when Scottish weather is normally at its most unpredictable and fierce. The runners have only 6 hours of daylight each day.
Damian and Beth battle exhaustion, traverse mountain ranges, run over snow capped summits, refuel in remote mountain huts, pushing faster and faster in a bid to break the speed record along this captivating, untamed and inordinately beautiful landscape.