Dan is now in his last week of this mad, crazy challenge and I'll be heading off with our girls up to meet him on Saturday. Hopefully we'll see him through the last few days to complete the round on Tuesday. Before I go up there I just want to make a request to all of you reading this. It will be amazing to see Dan complete his challenge next week, but it would also be amazing to see the amount Dan has been able to make for his chosen charities creep up too - this is the bit you can help with. Please consider making a donation to one of Dan's chosen charities. It will mean a lot to him.
The John Muir Trust is dedicated to protecting wild places. They own and care for some of the UK's finest wild landscapes including Ben Nevis, Schiehallion, Sandwood Bay, Schiehallion, Sandwood Bay, part of the Cuillin Ridge on Sky and 3,000 acres on the remote Knoydart peninsular.
Cumbria Wildlife Trust is the only voluntary organisation dedicated to protecting the wildplaces and wildlife of our beloved home county. They own and care for 43 nature reserves in Cumbria which include flower-rich meadows, extensive peatlands, wild coastal landscapes, semi-ancient woodlands, and limestone pavements. Cumbria has the greatest diversity of semi-natural habitat of any county in England and Cumbria Wildlife Trust works hard to protect it.
Please sponsor Dan if you can. He gets a text message telling him of every donation made, which really spurs him on. I also know that both charities appreciate every gift, large or small, and to Dan it would mean a great deal that his efforts on the mountains are matched by our collective efforts to make this journey as worthwhile for the charities, as it has been for him.
If you have already given, you are amazing - THANK YOU.
Dan would never make this ask by the way, which is why I'm making it for him!
We are hoping the tracker will be up and running again tomorrow, so keep following.