On 21st June 2013, a friends dog Beinn (a very good-natured, seven year old Golden Retriever) collapsed with heart problems while out walking on the Drumochter hills. Tayside Mountain Rescue Team came to our assistance, evacuating Beinn from the hillside via stretcher, all-terrain-vehicle and land rover.
Sadly, Beinn passed away on 28th June 2013, following a further collapse at home. He will be greatly missed.
As a token of his appreciation, My friend Andy Lawson is fundraising for Tayside Mountain Rescue Team – a team of dedicated volunteers providing a 24Hr service, 365 days a year. Team members do this job without any financial remuneration. It costs circa £30,000 per annum to fund the team over 90% of which is funded through donations.
“On 10th August 2013, I will be travelling to Delhi and then onto Ladakh (India), in an attempt to ascend a peak called Stok Kangri. At 6,183m (20,182 feet), Stok Kangri is the highest peak in the Stok range of the Himalayas. While the peak itself is not technically challenging, the summit is at very-high altitude.
The cost of this trip has been paid in its entirety by myself. Therefore every single penny raised through this Fundraising page will be going to Tayside Mountain Rescue Team.
Please note that any donation made will go to Tayside Mountain Rescue Team regardless of whether I actually make it to the summit. I will make every effort to reach the summit (and back).” Andy Lawson
We all have a soft spot for animals maybe this wee story touched your heart. I still miss my great pal Teallach a lovely Alsatian who loved the mountains as I do. Still miss him, crazy dog!