Pals doing summit special for Maggie’s

Brian Munro (left) is climbing Mont Blanc for Maggie's Fife
Brian Munro (left) is climbing Mont Blanc for Maggie's Fife

There is no mountain high enough for four friends who are all set for their adventureous trek to raise money for Maggie’s Fife.

Board member Brian Munro will be joined by Stephen Luff along with father and son Peter and Scott Baxter as they attempt to scale Mont Blanc the highest point in the French Alps.

Starting off on August 2, the group will aim to climb the tallest peak in western Europe, which is nearly 16,000 feet, in just over seven days.

They have been training hard to make sure they are in the best condition both physically and
mentally.

Brian said: “It is important that we are all in the best of health for the trek so we have been training hard over the past few months.

‘‘There is not long to go now so we have being slowing down a bit over the past week or so to give our bodies a good rest before the big climb.

“I know that this will be no easy feat if we do actually achieve our goal of reaching the summit, as it is listed as being the world’s second most dangerous mountain with deaths reported there every year. It requires the use of ice axes and being roped up to a professional guide to make sure that we are all kept safe on the journey.”

Brian has previous experience of mountain climbing having taking part in a trek of Mount Killimanjaro in 2013 with Peter and his wife Ann, where over £11,000 was raised for Maggie’s and has set his sights on raising even more money this time around.

“So far, we have managed to raise over £1,200,” Brian continued. “The amount that we raised last year was only achievable due to the generosity of local companies, members of the public, friends and family.

“I am sure that we have all been affected in some way by cancer at some point whether it may be a relative, friend or work colleague. I would once again ask if you could support our cause.

“Having lost my own mum to cancer over 30 years ago, my family would have found it a great help if there had been a place like Maggie’s where we could have gone to talk with others who were going through similar experiences.

He added: “We are just four average guys from Kirkcaldy who want to do something adventurous and at the same time raise some money for a great cause that is close to all our hearts.”