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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