Mountain Rescue Zombies Reach Ardgour

The red rings around their eyes spoke volumes. More than their owners could, in fact.
"I've only had an hour's sleep since we start on Saturday morning", said one.It was Monday night.

I should have taken a photo but, well, it wasn't a pretty sight.

The advance party from the Kintail Mountain Rescue Team's fundraising challenge had reached the Ardgour Inn, on the west side of the Corran ferry. They'll camp there tonight and set off again at first light.

They aim to cycle to the four cardinal points of Scotland to raise money for their headquarters, as I wrote last week. They've reached three so far - all of thm in the dark. They should reach the fourth and final point, Ardnamurchan point, tomorrow morning. At least they'll get to see the lighthouse in daylight.

They didn't have a schedule as such, but they were certainly well ahead of their expectations. Then it's a long, long ride back to their base in Morvich, including a few killer climbs.

So if you see them on the Mallaig A830 'Road To The Isles" (coming from the Isles), or the A82 to Invergarry, or the A87 through Glorious Glen Shiel - give them a wave. Better still, make a donation.

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