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Blackadders’ dedicated incapacity law team bag £3209.36 for Alzheimer Scotland in hillwalking challenge!
On Saturday the 19th of May 2018 our dedicated Incapacity Law team decided to "bag" as many Munros as possible, in one day, to help raise vital funds for Alzheimer Scotland.
Alzheimer Scotland provides a wide range of specialist services, throughout Scotland, for people with dementia and their carers. They offer support services, community activities, information and invaluable advice. The incapacity law team not only deal daily with the effects of dementia on a professional basis but many also have family members who have suffered from the disease and they know first hand how it can affect families. The team were therefore keen and passionate about raising as much money as possible for vital research and important dementia services.
The Blackadders Munro Bagging team of eighteen included; William Allardice, Karin Bousie, Jacqueline Conn, John Dargie, Stewart Dunbar, Jordan Grant, Jacqueline Guthrie, Natalie Holden, Lisa Howie, Kim Johnstone, Laura McDowall, Siobhan McGuigan, Toni McNicoll, Lynne Parks, Dale Ross, Susan Sandison, Donna Spencer and Joanne Todd; who are from our Aberdeen, Dundee,Edinburgh, Glasgow & Perth offices. Our Partner and head of Private Client, Scott Williamson, was also on hand driving around the hills meeting / waving off each of the teams at "brilliantly sunny glen doll, not quite as sunny Glenshee and seriously breezy Spittal of Glenmuick". The only team he didn't manage to catch was the Ben Lawers team as he didn't have a helicopter at his disposal...
Team: Ben Lawers 5
This route was walked by William Allardice, Karin Bousie, Lynne Parks and Joanne Todd. The team managed to complete 5 Munros in total; Meall Greigh, Meall Garbh, An Stuc, Ben Lawers and finally Beinn Ghlas. They had an early start (especially William who left his home in Forfar at 5:45 am!) and started their climb at the Ben Lawers Hotel. The team walked (with some scrambling up the ridge at An Stuc) 24.2km which took them 11 hours and 38 minutes, according to Karins Fitbit. Lynne said that she personally had underestimated the challenge but was proud that they all successfully completed it.
Team: White Mounth 5
This was certainly one of the harder routes of the day - 29km across Lochnagar, Carn a'Choire Bhoidheach, Carn an t-Sagairt Mor, Cairn Bannoch and Broad Cairn. The team; John Dargie, Stewart Dunbar, Kim Johnstone, Dale Ross and Donna Spencer; completed the 5 Munros whilst enjoying something called a 'rowie' (apparently, it's northeast for a roll with butter!) on the mountains. Nine hours later they were blistered, sunburnt but had a memorable day out!
Team: Cairnwell Munros 3
The Cairnwell is the most prominent of the group of three Munros on the west side of the Cairnwell pass. The team; Natalie Holden, Laura McDowall, Siobhan McGuigan, Toni McNicoll and Susan Sandison; walked 13km across Cairnwell, Carn Aosda and Carn a'Gheoidh. They found it tough but extremely rewarding (we won't say what Siobhan said). Natalie has said she's already tempted to walk SMALLER Munros.
Team: Glen Clova 2
Alan Brown, Jacqueline Conn, Jim Conn, Jordan Grant and Lisa Howie all set off from Glen Doll to complete two Munros - Dreish and Mayar. On route to Glen Doll, Lisa saved a "wee lamb" that was trapped outside a fence and after reuniting it with its mother they headed for their walk. They all found the walk more of a challenge than anticipated but were glad to have done it.
In addition to 'bagging" a total of 15 Munros, the teams also did bakesales in each of the offices raising (to date) a grand total of £3209.36!!
Well done #BMB18 !!!
Pictured Left to Right with the cheque: Stewart Dunbar, Siobhan McGuigan, Linda Thomson (Alzheimer Scotland), Clare Jamieson (Alzheimer Scotland) and William Allardice.