See Strong Men Toss 140-Pound Cabers

Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival, Inc. offers a full range of Scottish athletics in Estes Park, Colorado. The blacksmiths threw their hammers, woodcutters threw tree trunks, masons threw large stones, and fleet-footed men ran long and hard to demonstrate their fitness for battle as fighters and messengers. The origins of the Scottish athletic games are lost in the mists of time, but they still reflect the rugged strength of the
Highland dwellers who invented them.

Modern Day Games

Today, many of these games are recognized Olympic events with both men and women competing. The best guess of their origin is that the games were the ancients' version of today's military physical. In the hand-to-hand fighting of early wars, strength and endurance were crucial for the survival of the clans.

On the Festival field, there will be hammer throws, putting the stone, and caber throwing contests. Come join us and see a mere man toss a 19'7", 140-pound caber end-over-end!

Athletic Schedule

The strong man competition is Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The amateur championships are Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The heavy athletic professional championships are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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