It's less than a day to go till the Ben Nevis Challenge!
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again and one team of friends in particular, consisting of Andrew Yule, Lisa Renwick, Rachael Gibson, John Pope, James Forbes and wheelchair leader David Burdus. This team really wants to win. I have seen their enthusiasm from the start and they have been keeping me informed of how their training has been going.
It doesn't seem that long ago since the training weekend. I definitely pushed my limit there and I got a chest infection afterwards but I seem to have mended quickly.
My only concern before the Ben Nevis climb is my legs. They were painful last week and I'm not expecting to reach even the half-way point because it is tough walking and the last thing I want is to sustain any kind of permanent muscle damage.
Most of the teams will be up at 4.45am to get there in plenty of time for the 6am start and to ensure that they are all well-equipped.
I'm thrilled to be taking part in the challenge as it's the first wheelchair-led team challenge to the top of Ben Nevis! I feeling fairly confident that the summit can be achieved if we get reasonable weather. Snow would prove a particular challenge there is any!
After the challenge there is to be a party and presentation to reward everyone for all the efforts they've put in. I'm looking forward to it, it should make it an event to remember!
Page first published on Wednesday 18th June 2008
Page last updated on Thursday 24th July 2008