Mamores Charity Walk

Twenty-four intrepid hill walkers set out on Saturday 16 June 2010 to climb a challenging ten Munro’s in a single day in the Mamores as a bid to raise money for the charity ‘CAN’, Community Action Nepal.

Organised by local farmer Jamie Mellor from Knipoch, the walkers came from all over the country and as far afield as Hong Kong and New Zealand.

The aim was for part of the group to walk ten Munro’s in total, including the highest of the day, Binnein Mor, at 1,130 metres. The group, which also included keen local walkers from around Oban, set off at six in the morning from Mamore Lodge, and the final party reached the meeting point at Glen Nevis after an extraordinary thirteen and a half hour walk, covering well over thirty kilometres of steep and testing terrain.

Jamie Mellor says, ” The aim was to raise at least three thousand pounds for CAN, and I am delighted at the efforts of everyone who took part. The charity is very close to my heart, and through everyone’s sterling walking and climbing on the day we will be able to pay the wages of two nurses , an assistant and a caretaker at one of the much-needed remote mountain health posts for a year, or pay for a surgery camp in one of the remoter areas of Nepal.”

CAN would like to say many thanks to Jamie and Morag Mellor, Shane and Tooti Cadzow, Julia and George Hannah, Simon Winton, Janet Hunter, Bette and Nick Hunter, Henry Studholme, Robin and Beth Nicholson, Jamie Howard, Olli Cameron, Jane Readman, Diane Appleyard, Yvonne and Mathew Anderson, Rajid and our supporters from Hong Kong. We hope your blisters have now healed!

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