’Ferry walkers cash in on mountain marathon

RBS Caledonian Challenge 2012., 16th/17th June 2012. Approx 900 participants took part in the RBS Caledonian Challenge for Scottish Community Foundation (SCF) - a gruelling 54 mile endurance walk in 24 hours that starts in Gairlochy and finishes near Tyndrum, passing as it does so through some of the most beautiful scenery in Britain, including the infamous Devil's Staircase into Glencoe. Here, Team "Cheeky Chicks"?, comprising ?Angela?Hamilton-Geraghty?Susan?Ayres?Stephanie ?Taylor?Shelley?Manson?Wilma?Webster" can be seen near the summit of the Devil's Staircase, looking into Glencoe at 06:34 PM on 16th June 2012. Pic: Tim Winterburn
RBS Caledonian Challenge 2012., 16th/17th June 2012. Approx 900 participants took part in the RBS Caledonian Challenge for Scottish Community Foundation (SCF) - a gruelling 54 mile endurance walk in 24 hours that starts in Gairlochy and finishes near Tyndrum, passing as it does so through some of the most beautiful scenery in Britain, including the infamous Devil's Staircase into Glencoe. Here, Team "Cheeky Chicks"?, comprising ?Angela?Hamilton-Geraghty?Susan?Ayres?Stephanie ?Taylor?Shelley?Manson?Wilma?Webster" can be seen near the summit of the Devil's Staircase, looking into Glencoe at 06:34 PM on 16th June 2012. Pic: Tim Winterburn
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THREE women from Queensferry have helped to raise almost £7000 for charity after taking part in a 24 hour trek.

Angela Hamilton Gerahty, Shelley Manson and Sipra Whitehead along with three other women from Edinburgh took part in the RBS Caledonian Challenge last month to help raise funds for the Scottish Foundation which aids small charities and communities in Scotland.

Calling themselves the “Cheeky Chicks”, they embarked on the challenge which saw them walk 54 miles within 24 hours in the Scottish Highlands.

Angela, who is a marketing manager at Orocco Pier, said: “We initially hoped to raise £5000 but we managed to raise £6916 which was outstanding.

‘‘The trek was challenging but incredibly exhilarating. It was a great experience, I would certainly recommend that everyone does this at least once!”

The trekkers were supported by over the 24 hour challenge by three husbands, who ensured they had plenty food and water at various checkpoints on the route.

The challenge starts at Gairlochy, north of Fort William, and follows the Great Glen Way and West Highland Way footpaths via Kinlochleven, Glencoe Mountain Centre and Inveroran, before finishing at Auchtertyre.

As well as sponsorship for taking part in the challenge, various fundraising events were staged such as a Perrier Jouet Quiz evening at Orocco Pier.

Photograph courtesy of www.timwinterburn.co.uk