We are getting to the end of our Climb Mount Everest by Munro Challenge and to say there have been lots of ups and downs along the way is an understatement!
We’ve not been lucky with the weather, having to deal with dreadful conditions during our challenge, but we’ve pushed on regardless. We were rewarded for our perseverance with fantastic weather on our last 2 climbs. Getting to the top and having 360 degree views of the Scottish Mountain was well worth the effort.
Over the past 3 weekends we’ve climbed Buachaille Etive Mor (the big pointy one in Glencoe), Buachaille Etive Beag, also in Glencoe and Beinn Narnain, part of the ‘Arrochar Alps’. Our total altitude gain over the 3 Munros was 2,284m, bringing our total altitude gain to date to 7,515m of our 8,848m challenge.
10 Munros down, 1 to go!
We will complete our challenge this coming weekend with a climb to the top of the highest mountain in the British Isles Ben Nevis, which has an altitude of 1,346m (4,416ft).
We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the people who have supported our challenge and we would like to thank all those who have made a donation. We have raised £1,066.00 to date + £150.00 Gift Aid. This doesn’t include £500.00 Charity Fund Matching I can claim from my employer Legal & General when we complete the challenge.
A further £284.00 in overall donations would bring our total amount raised to £2,000.00.
Just think how far this money could go in a country like Nepal?
How much of a difference can your kind donations make?
A special thank-you goes out to Rev David Burt and the congregation of Old Gourock and Ashton Church in Gourock, Inverclyde for allowing us time during their Sunday service, to talk about or challenge and how they could help us make a difference to the lives of the children in Nepal we are trying to support, through Raise Funds for Nepal. On the day we raised over £500.00, which was absolutely fantastic.
I’ll be posting updates shortly on how the Happy Home Children’s Homes project we are supporting is progressing and how the money we are raising can make a difference to the lives of the abandoned and displaced children we are trying to help.
Thanks again for your fantastic support.