My Challenge

In May 2009, I am going to complete the nine Scottish 4,000 feet peaks and 14 Munros that are on route. The total ascent will be just under 30,000 feet, which, as you all know, is higher than Mt Everest. I’m aiming to take 9 days to do this and will be roughing it all the way, camps and bothys!! The route will start in Aviemore town centre, with a 7 mile cycle to Loch Morlich then onto the first 4,000er, Cairngorm. The route will finish at the Ben Nevis Inn which is situated at the foot of Ben Nevis on Saturday the 16th of May. While the challenge is specifically a solo effort, I already have some volunteers who are going to join me on some of the stages. While I don’t expect anyone to take 2 weeks holiday to complete the route with me, if you wish to actively participate in any way, then please get in touch. Furthermore, if you have any suggestions regarding fund-raising or wish some sponsor forms, likewise. 

The recipients of this challenge are the Oban and Arrochar Mountain Rescue Teams and the Northern Police Treatment Centre located in Auchterarder, Perthshire. Both the MRTs were the first to reach me after I had fallen and provided the initial first aid and assessment. Along with the crew of Rescue 177 from HMS Gannet, I credit them with saving my life. The physiotherapy and exercise programs that I received at the NPTC, especially the initial stay in February 2007, was a major factor in the recovery process.

So this is the beginning of 7 months of hard work and effort, both physically and mentally, trying to be ready to complete a trek that will take me over some the most stunning scenery in Scotland and above the height of Mt Everest. I urge anyone who views this page and has a love of the hills and mountains to sponsor me and donate to the two Mountain Rescue teams, as you never know what the future holds. If you are a serving or retired Police Officer, then you will know how easy it is to sustain an injury at work. So, please help me raise funds for a charity that works hard to get you back to work. The ‘Donate’ page will advise you how to sponsor me.

Thank you for taking the time to view this site. There will be more details, including the route, to follow. If you are able to assist in any way or have any ideas that will help me raise as much cash as I think I can, then again, please let me know.

Thank you,


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