Team to take on tough challenge

Pictured with part of the Tranter’s Round ridgeline in the background are three of the ambitious team (from left) Penny Coles, Calum Hogg ad Heledd Rheinallt.
Pictured with part of the Tranter’s Round ridgeline in the background are three of the ambitious team (from left) Penny Coles, Calum Hogg ad Heledd Rheinallt.

It is a challenge that takes up to 24 hours to complete, includes 19 Munros and a staggering 20,000 ft of ascent.

Tranter’s Round is the original 24-hour mountain marathon challenge and four members of property consultants Bidwells’ rural team are attempting it this summer.

Tranter’s Round, named after Philip Tranter, who first completed it in 1964, is considered to be Scotland’s original 24 hour challenge.

The quartet of Calum Hogg, Penny Coles, Heledd Rheinallt and Amy Kincaid are undertaking this incredible feat on July 12 to raise vital funds for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance which has been nominated as the property consultancy’s charity partner in 2019 as the firm celebrates 180 years in business.

Calum Hogg, a rural surveyor with Bidwells, said: “SCAA is really a great charity who help people in remote communities get urgent medical help and we are fully committed to this gruelling challenge to raise plenty of funds for them.

“This is Bidwells 180th anniversary year and every member of staff has been challenged with raising at least £180 for our chosen charity. I have wanted to attempt this run for a while and so now seemed the perfect opportunity.

“We will be running from Glen Nevis, up and over all of the Mamores, down and across to all of the Grey Corries, Aonach Beag and Aonach Mor, Carn Mor Dearg and finally finishing with Ben Nevis and back to the start.

“It is rather daunting but we have trained hard for what is probably the most physically demanding day of our lives.”

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