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Iona to St Andrews 6 - 21 May - Michael's Way Hike

Iona to St Andrews 6 - 21 May - Michael's Way Hike


Postby smirnie71 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:40 pm

Date walked: 21/05/2016

Time taken: 16 days

Distance: 339 km

Ascent: 6000m

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Well here we go - it's all finalised now.

On 6 May we set off with Michael who is 75 and has dual sensory impairment, on a 210 mile self supported hike across Scotland from Martyrs Bay on Iona to the Martyr's Monument in St Andrews. See what we did there! :crazy: :lol:

Michael can hear with the help of strong hearing aids but is completely blind so he requires the help of a guide every step of the way.
12 fool hardy volunteers have chosen to join us so we have company and support for each stage but would still love to hear from you if you would like to help guide Michael.

The hike is completely self supported so anyone thinking of volunteering must be self sufficient and able to navigate, wild camp and look after themselves. DISCLAIMER ALERT: We do not accept responsibility for anyone who joins this hike!



Schedule:

Date Stage

5 May Travel to Iona
6 May Walk across Mull
7 May Walk across Mull
8 May Finish at Craignure/Ferry to Oban
9 May Walk to Taynuilt/Loch Etive
10 May Loch Etive through Glen Kinglas
11 May Arrive Bridge of Orchy
12 May Walk to Loch Lyon
13 May Walk to Killin
14 May Walk Rob Roys Way to South of Ardtalnaig
15 May Walk to Amulree
16 May Walk to Little Glen Shee
17 May Walk to Perth
18 May Walk to Newburgh
19 May Walk to Balmerino/Wormit
20 May Walk to Tayport
21 May Finish in St Andrews



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Here are a couple of videos taken during Meet Mike training walks for our intrepid volunteers:

https://vimeo.com/163099949
https://vimeo.com/162205215

If you can't join us could you possibly spread the word and help us raise much needed funds for Deafblind Scotland?
Thank you!

https://www.justgiving.com/smirnieoutdoors/
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smirnie71
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 249
Munros:12   Corbetts:3
Grahams:1   Donalds:1
Sub 2000:7   Hewitts:24
Islands:7
Joined: Dec 30, 2009
Location: Falkirk

Re: Iona to St Andrews 6 - 21 May - Michael's Way Hike

Postby smirnie71 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:07 pm

Forgot to add - we have a FB Page with loads of info about Michael's big year of challenges https://www.facebook.com/Michaelswayscotland/
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smirnie71
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Posts: 249
Munros:12   Corbetts:3
Grahams:1   Donalds:1
Sub 2000:7   Hewitts:24
Islands:7
Joined: Dec 30, 2009
Location: Falkirk

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