Enjoying the great outdoors in England and Wales has never been more popular and our Mountain Rescue Teams have only been made too aware of this fact.
However, all team members are volunteers and rely solely on donations from the public. They are in fact ordinary folk like you and me who give up their time and energy to help those in need. They share a common love for the mountains of England and Wales and will go out to your help in emergencies – no matter the terrain, the dangers or the weather conditions.
Of course, these super men and women require various clothing and other life-saving equipment to protect themselves and perhaps you. This costs money. Not only to purchase and replace gear but also for repair and maintenance.
They really are another part of our emergency services of which we can all feel extremely proud.
Myself and Eion have a great love for the outdoors in England and Wales and have spent many happy and heavenly hours savouring the scenery and clean air – which can be enjoyed by all.
Fortunately for us we’ve never required the help of any Mountain Rescue Teams.
So, we’d like to give something back! We want to help them keep up the fantastic work they do. Be it helping a trapped caver, a stranded sheep, someone who has broken a leg, sustained a horrific fall, a group lost in the dark or even a lone driver stuck in deep snow high up on mountain passes.
We’d like YOU to help us raise some money for these often over-looked and undervalued teams.
We want you to show YOU CARE about what they do and appreciate their unselfish efforts just like myself and Eion.
So, on the 30th April 2010 myself and Eion will commence a trek to cross Northern England. A journey which we have created (not identical to the infamous Alfred Wainwright Coast to Coast Walk) that will cross through 3 of Britain’s National Parks – from high cliffs and crashing waves of the North Sea to high moors and heather. Over and through dales, rock and bog. Round lakes and crossing rivers to scaling the heights England’s highest mountains!
We shall endeavour to wild camp (see the meaning of it here
) the whole trip, carrying all we need for food and shelter on our backs
- We shall endeavour to wild camp the whole trip, carrying all we need for food and shelter on our backs
- We shall ascend a total of 29,000 feet approx (nearly the height of Mount Everest)
- We shall use only the legs and feet we were born with to walk 192 miles approx
- No matter the terrain – come wind or shine
- We will complete this journey in no more than 9 days!!
The start of our adventure will be at Robin Hood’s Bay on the east coast of North Yorkshire and finish at Ravenglass on the west coast of Cumbria.
So, please, please donate any amount you can afford to help Mountain Rescue England and Wales.
They need your help – more than ever. They’ve experienced a high number of callouts to help people like you and us in recent years.
Furthermore, keep an eye on this blog to see how I plan to gain fitness for the journey, plan the route (where to pitch tents, seek water etc), decide which gear and food to take and more.
Many thanks for your time and attention.
Wish us luck!
Terry and Eion
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