Dental technical charity Den-Tech invites volunteers to join the Glen Clova two peaks sponsored hike, co-founder Andrea Johnson explains...
I invite the stout of heart – and the stout of boot – to join me and the team on 7th October 2017 to complete an11-mile hike to raise funds for Den-Tech. The aim is to support the provision of dental laboratory services to the homeless of the UK, and to help provide dental lab facilities in developing countries such as Uganda and Cambodia.
It is planned that we will arrive on site on Friday 6 October to relax and chat over a drink or meal, during which everyone will be briefed on the final details of the walk. This walk will cover some 11 miles over rough and steep terrain taking in two popular peaks of over 3000 feet (Munro Height). The mountains are easily accessible from Glen Clova Hotel which we will use as a base. Glen Clova, one of the most dramatic and picturesque Glens in Scotland, is situated in Angus about 25 miles north of Dundee.
Andrea in Uganda
The route will start at the ranger station and follow an old drivers’ road “The Kilbo Path” to gain the height of the plateau, there will then be a peak on the left “Driesh” which will be the first ascent, and returning to the path directly ahead will be the second peak “Mayar”. Heading due North we will then descend via the face of “Corrie Fee” next to the waterfall into the rocky bowl carved out by glaciation during the last ice age.
Onwards, we will go through the forest to a rough road heading towards another drivers’ road and across to head back to the rangers station via “Jocks Road”. In the event of truly severe weather there will be an alternative route to keep us off the higher ground.
October is a great time in the Glens both for weather and wildlife. It is the height of the rutting season so there should be plenty of opportunity to see and hear Britain’s biggest wild animals.
We will block book accommodation for the Friday and Saturday nights in the climbers’ cabins, details can be found on the Clova Hotel website http://www.clova.com.
There is a non-refundable deposit of £60 pounds to cover the costs of the climbers’ cabins. Own arrangements for transport should be made, although it is hoped those arriving by train can be picked up by one of the organising staff.
The climbers’ cabins consist of one ten-man room and five four-man rooms. Each room has shower and toilet facilities and is centrally heated.
Bedding is supplied by the hotel and breakfast and pack lunches are available to pre-book at an extra cost.
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