Property experts from JLL Glasgow are preparing to walk almost 100 miles on the West Highland Way in only four days to raise funds for homeless charity, Crisis.
The team of 11 have set themselves the challenge of tackling the famous 96 mile route in only four days, setting off from Milngavie on Friday 19 May and finishing the route in Fort William on Monday 22 May.
A fundraising target of £2,500 has been for JLL’s corporate charity partner Crisis – a national charity for homeless people dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change.
JLL’s 11 strong team includes Simon Malone, Alastair McCall, Alex Fraser, Mhairi Laidlaw, Brigid Ryan, Amy Nuttall, Niall Robertson, Neil Milligan, Andrew Armstrong, Sarka Novakova and Gillian Donnelly.
The West Highland Way is a demanding long-distance walkway from Milngavie, just north of Glasgow to Fort William, covering a total of 96-miles (154.5km) with a maximum ascent of 3,533 ft. This walk itself takes in various terrain, trails, hills and forests, through some of Scotland’s most scenic landscapes, including Loch Lomond, Rowerdennen, Tyndrum, Bridge of Orchy and climbing the infamous ‘Devil’s Staircase’ in Glencoe.
Typically the route is completed in a week, making the JLL’s goal of finishing the route in four days an ambitious one. The team will walk for around ten hours each day, covering an average of 24 miles.
Gillian Donnelly from JLL Glasgow, said: “Crisis is a fantastic charity, and we hope through our efforts walking through Scotland’s stunning countryside we can both help raise funds and awareness for the lifesaving work they do across the UK. The team is not under estimating how physically and mentally demanding this challenge will be. As such, they have embarked on a structured training schedule, with preparations and practice hikes are already well under way.”
Donations to support JLL Glasgow’s efforts can be made by visiting the team’s Virgin Money Giving page.