On 8th June 2013, a team of four intrepid Landmarkers undertook the WaterAid200 Mountain Challenge to help raise funds for developing safe water supplies in rural Nepal. This was a national event organised by Water Aid with the aim of getting a team of people on top of the 200 most popular peaks in the UK at the same time.
Team leader Ian Lynch had devised a 10 mile circular route that took in the target summit of Hound Tor as part of a more challenging walk. Ian said: "As this peak is easily accessible I thought we should try and match the sort of effort others would be doing in the more mountainous regions of the UK.”
Adam Allford, James Cook, and Lee Bastyan joined Ian on the challenge and had a very enjoyable 3 hours walking in breath-taking scenery on a beautiful sunny day. Their route took in 9 other peaks on Dartmoor over a 10 mile course that meant they climbed a total of 1687 feet. The target peak of Hound Tor was reached at the 6 mile mark where the team met up with another group from the Environment Agency. Whilst that team had taken a much easier route they had also included a few fancy-dress costumes which they let us share for this photo opportunity.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and with your help have raised £287.50 to date. Their fundraising page will remain open for a few more days so if you feel they deserve a bit more you can contribute to the total at http://my.wateraidfundraising.org.uk/TeamPage.aspx?teamID=54352