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Smokejumpers Take Top Prize at Outdoor Adventure Race in Scotland

by chuck sheley |

On April 27th Brian Cresto (NIFC-04), Steven Stroud (NIFC-03) and Alex Abols (MYC-02) teamed with TV host Scott Logan to take first place in The Drambuie Pursuit. The event is an outdoor adventure race, in its third year, that retraces the path of Bonnie Prince Charlie as he escaped across the Scottish Highlands after a defeated attempt to regain the British throne in 1745.

This year’s race saw ten teams of four adults trek through 100 miles of punishing terrain across the Scottish Highlands.

The competition involved various events: including speedboat and dirt buggy racing, hill climbing, kayaking, white-water rafting and biking. Prior to this year, only UK-based teams were allowed in the competition. April saw the first American teams permitted to take part in this event.

Fellow smokejumpers who would like to compete in next year’s Drambuie Pursuit can apply at: