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Radnor Golf Club Captain raises funds for communities

15 July 2014

 

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The CCF is very grateful to Ian Curnow, former Captain of the Radnor Golf Club, who raised £4,579 for communities in Cornwall. Ian and seven others from Radnor Golf Club undertook a Three Peaks Challenge in June. The team included Andrew and Janet Gilbert, Andrew Heather, Jon Barber, Thelma Jamieson, Neil Barrett, Brian Poole and Ian Curnow.

Ian Curnow described the challenge, saying “Day one began early with a drive from Cornwall to North Wales to climb Snowdonia. The mountains Pyg Trail provided a real challenge for the 'mountaineers' but, relatively fresh, it was tackled with relish. Day two started with another drive to the stunning Lake District and England's highest point, Scaffel Peak. Although the smallest climb it was consistently the steepest of the three and provided a real test, especially the descent. All were a little less chatty when returning to base. Only Ben Nevis to go!

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Day three again started early with another drive to the Highlands of Scotland. When we finally found Ben Nevis (surprisingly tricky for the biggest mountain in Britain) the scale of our final challenge dawned on us all. We could see the mountain trail stretch into the clouds where clearly much mountain remained. Undaunted and spirits remaining high the group set off together. Unfortunately, the group splintered on the ascent and you could not help but wonder if we would all make it to the top as the mountain went on and on and on, over snow, and on and on. It was an absolutely brilliant feeling as the leading group, including me, began the descent to bump into the remaining groups just short of the summit. We were all going to succeed!

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I couldn't have hoped for a better group of people to tackle the mountains with and thank them all for making a real struggle something I'll remember for ever for all the right reasons.

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I'd also especially like to thank the designated driver, and Radnor Golf owner, Jon Barber. Although he was ably aided by the good people of the AA (the vans cam broke just outside Carlisle, 450 miles from home) his patience and good humour kept us all going.”

Please contact the CCF on 01566 779333 if you would like to support the CCF.

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