Beginning on 26 May 2023 and continuing for as long as it takes, I will be climbing all 282 Munros in Scotland and cycling, kayaking, running, walking and crawling between them. My route will equate to around 3000 kilometres – with approximately 140,000 metres of ascent. This is the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest 16 times, while the planning of logistics and complexity of my spreadsheets is beginning to make an Everest expedition seem straightforward! My journey will take me across the length and breadth of Scotland, across sea and lochs; from remote glens to the highest point in the United Kingdom; and across more miles of bog than I care to think about.
To motivate me through the tough miles ahead I will be raising funds for World Bicycle Relief. WBR is committed to helping individuals overcome the barrier of distance and improve access to education, health care, and livelihood in rural parts of the world.
WBR has provided over 500,000 robust and sustainable bicycles to students, healthcare workers, and other individuals in developing countries. Their number-one goal is to see quality bicycle transportation as a legitimate economic empowerment tool.
Please consider supporting me as I work to transform a community through the Power of Bicycles. For recipients, it is more than just a bike. It is a tool for economic and cultural empowerment. Every donation makes a difference, and every £120 we raise results in a brand new Buffalo Bicycle to help mobilise more students, teachers, and healthcare workers.
Thank you so much for your support. It really will help pull me through this challenge and will mean even more to the people receiving bicycles because of the funds we raise.
More details to follow, so find me on Jamiesmunrochallenge.run and on Instagram @JamieAaRuns