Alverne Bolitho

Phase 1 Completed

I have returned from the Sahara, getting in just ahead of Storm Dennis thank goodness.

A very disparate group of 12 of us completed over 100kms in sensational scenery - Wadis, flat rock plateaus and extraordinary sand seas. Hard going with very basic camping, snoring appeared to be compulsory!

I could not receommend it more as a way of putting your mind at rest, waking up pre-dawn each day in the sure knowledge that all you have to think about is walking from A to B is a wonderfully calming experience.

Now on to the Mountains of the Lakes on the 16th May; 9 Peaks, 32kms and 1650m of ascent.

Thanks you to those who have already hugely generously supported me and never too late for those who have not!



Old enough to know better but trying to stay young

Deserts and Mountains in 2020!

It is Walking With the Wounded's 10th anniversary this year and to celebrate this milestone I have decided to redouble my efforts to raise some funds to help them do what they do best - support those of our service veterans who have found the transition to civilian life almost impossible to achieve.

In early February I am walking a swift 100kms over five days in the dunes and wadis of the Sahara desert in deepest Southern Morocco. Come May I will be again joining a team completing the toughest of the Cumbrian Challenge routes that will take us 29kms over some unspeakably steep Lake District mountains in a day. We will be the first team with a collective average age of over 60 to do this! 

We are the lucky ones with jobs, families, homes. Most people leave the military with no problem, but for a small minority it is a very tough transition which sometimes proves impossible to make. 

WWTW support the veterans who are struggling with their mental health, who are hard to reach, socially isolated, homeless, in police custody... men and women with little to look forward to but who want to get back into society and employment. 

Please help me to help them.

Thank you very much


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Cumbrian hills will no doubt be a little damper than the Sahara - train hard!


Rowan Paterson

One for each km! Two great challenges for one great cause. Sorry not to be joining you.


Peter Bristowe

Alverne , there's no stopping you. A great effort for a great cause and I lookk forward to a full debrief over lunch. Good luck! Peter


Marcus De Ferranti

Good stuff Alverne


Mary Bolitho

Enjoy the dunes


Patrick Mcgrath

Great effort on both front, enjoy !


Martin Moore

Well done. I hope the contrast between the Sahara and Cumbria is not too great. A really good cause.


Lucy & Toff Daniel

Well done in Morocco and good luck in Cumbria. A huge challenge for a great cause.


Philip Jenks


Piers Monckton

Good luck Alverne.


Victor Galliano

Good luck Alverne & team! Very worthy cause and happy to support you. Look forward to hearing all about Morocco Best V


Lyn & Jeremy Wood


Emma Bowman

Good Luck Alverne! Great cause, I hope you manage to walk all those kilometres and climb all those hills! We will be thinking of you! Love from Bowmans xx


John Benson

Bravo Alverne. best of luck, John & Christina


Ed Butler

Well done Alverne. Just hope there’s no Shuttlecock moment on the hills!


Laura Godsal


Camilla Hiley

Go Alverne. You'll smash it. xx


George Vestey

Best of luck, Alverne!


Hugo And Tor Hardman

Good luck Alverne!


Nick Milne

Well done Alv, another sterling effort. Love from the Milnes x


Ian Perkins

Am thinking of you.. Have fun


Andrew Hay

Best of luck Alverne! An excellent cause.


Martin Arkwright

Well done Alverne!


Edward Parker

Well done Alv. I'll be there is spirit, the evening whisky time of spirit!


Simon Fowler


Terry Hayday

Like the headgear. Not sure about the camel. Well done. Great effort.


Tim Faulkner

Once my hip’s done I will run after you to catch up!


Jenny Olds

Welcome back from phase 1!


Alverne Bolitho