Great Wilderness Challenge News
GWC Cheque(s) Presentation..
30 March 2017
On Thursday 23 March, sixteen charities received GWC cheques as a result of fundraising at last year’s event at Poolewe. Representatives of the charities met up with GWC committee members at a presentation ceremony at the Highland Hospice in Inverness. We would like to thank everybody who attended from far and near, and especially the Hospice for hosting the event and providing such generous hospitality.
Photos were taken of each individual cheque presented, and if any charity wants a copy for their own use please contact our secretary Pat Ross (see Home page).
Marjory Receives BEM..
13 January 2017
GWC’s current top fundraiser Marjory Jagger from Sconser in Skye has received the British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours List, in recognition of her services to young people and the community in the Inner Hebrides. In particular the accolade was for her work as founder and current manager of Skye & Lochalsh Young Carers (SLYC). Marjory brings an SLYC charity team over from Skye to compete in the Challenge each year.
31 August 2016
The GWC committee send their sincere condolences to the family of the late James, who died on Wednesday 17th August in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, from injuries sustained following a mountain accident on Friday 12th on Beinn Tharsuinn Chaol in the Letterewe Forest. Also to the Dundonnell Mountain Rescue team, assisted by Torridon Mountain Rescue, who struggled heroically through the night to locate James, attend to his medical needs, and stretcher him to safety. James was himself an esteemed member of the Dundonnell team, and an accomplished climber in his own right.