Double Cateran Yomp – 108 miles in 40 Hours

Neil Smith from Dunkeld Scotland is attempting to do the Cateran Yomp course twice—back to back! 108 miles total in 40 hours on the 6th and 7th of March 2023.

Weather is forecasted at -25°C and heavy snow in Glenshee (if you have done the Yomp to Bronze Checkpoint…that’s the area). If you have a minute, help cheer Neil to the finish! Start is 0500

The ABF Cateran Yomp is held every June in Perthshire, Scotland, and is a charity-run event to raise awareness for service personnel who have been impacted by service and war and funds for the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF) The Soldiers Charity. Each year the AFF takes part with over 100+ wounded, ill, and injured warriors, caregivers, and families from over 16 countries.

Neil Smith on the route 6th March 2023 – Cateran Yomp trail

Neil is doing this challenge to raise donation funds in support of the Allied Forces Foundation which participates yearly in the Cateran Yomp.

*Allied Forces Foundation sponsors wounded warriors to part in the Cateran Yomp, a 54-mile hike in 24hrs across the Scottish Highlands in the scenic Perthshire area. The objective of the Allied Forces Foundation’s participation in the “Yomp” is to bring wounded warriors and caregivers together and share in this amazing experience to help with their recovery process. The Cateran Yomp allows participants to learn about the struggles with combat injuries and post-traumatic stress which many Veterans and serving personnel suffer from on a day-to-day basis.

The Cateran Yomp is the catalyst to bring together like-minded individuals who were wounded in the line of duty and have struggled with the transition from military life.  The week in the Highlands brings them together and allows them to release anxiety and frustration to enable them to find new motivation and purpose again.  During the week, the participants will take part in the 54-mile hike, visit the iconic Scottish locations of Edinburgh Castle, William Wallace Monument, Sterling Castle, and the museum, as well as take part in the Wounded Warrior Highland Games on the banks of Loch Tay, and the Scottish Regimental dinner night to celebrate their achievement in taking part in the challenge.  

All donations will help support Allied Forces Foundation’s broader mission to unite wounded, ill, and injured service people and Veterans as well as caregivers from the US, UK, and allied nations in wellness and healing.

Through a series of outdoor, peer-lead events that challenge the mind and body, the Allied Forces Foundation provides opportunities that reinvigorate the spirit of comradeship and teamwork while instilling a renewed sense of purpose for the Veteran. The Allied Forces Foundation is predominantly an American/British charity with a motto of  ‘Side by Side’ as it exemplifies our approach to recovery – those who have fought together can be reunited to share experiences and offer support to one another.