Final Munro in aid of Cancer Research UK

Please sponsor us at www.justgiving.com/Elaine-Speirs

We would be really grateful if you could help support this very worthwhile charity by sponsoring us to climb our last Munro. Donations can be made through the JustGiving website – simple, fast and totally secure.

[Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer.]

In the past, we’ve participated each year in a few charity events like the Race For Life (5 km run), Pedal For Scotland (cycle 55 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh), or the Moonwalk (half marathon walk through the night).

This year, however, we’ve been busy climbing all 283 Munros, and so haven’t been able to take part in any such events. Therefore, we thought it would be fitting to climb our last Munro in aid of charity and have chosen Cancer Research UK – a charity that means a great deal to us, and one that we have supported for many years. We would obviously like to raise as much as possible and a sum that reflects our year-long challenge, and so would be really grateful if you would be kind enough to sponsor us.

We started our Munro bagging on 6 November 2010 and are currently on target to complete our final mountain on 1 October 2011. It has been a tremendous “once in a lifetime” experience, but has also proved to be very tough, as the weather conditions have been far from ideal.

By the time we’ve climbed our 283rd Munro we will have:

  • walked a total of 2,717 km, and
  • climbed a total of 170,500 m – equivalent to over 19 ascents of Everest from sea-level

If you can, please support Cancer Research UK by sponsoring us – your support and generosity is very much appreciated.

With kind regards and thanks – Elaine and Cameron

About Elaine Speirs

Elaine comes from Hamilton near Glasgow and her interests in the outdoor scene began at University. She is a keen mountaineer, climber, cyclist and skier. Her first mountaineering exploit was going up the North Face of Ben Nevis after which she was “hooked” on the mountains. She has also climbed outside of the UK, particularly in the Dolomites, Chamonix and Majorca.
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