Climb every mountain – or Schiehallion for one – without leaving the Fire Station – and do it bald-headed.
This will be the scenario at Inveraray Fire Station at 3.00pm this Saturday, 16th March.
The entire station is shaving heads for a start. Then they’ll have their ladders up with a relay team climbing and climbing until they have made the height of one of Scotland’s great Munro, Schiehallion in Perthshire, a proud 3547 feet or 1083 metres.
They are doing this in the name of young Rosie Blyth, a leukaemia sufferer who has been spending much of her time, as have her parents Laura and Paul, since December 2012 in the Schiehallion Ward at Yorkhill Children’s Hospital in Glasgow – and they are raising as much money as they can for that ward in these twin challenges.
Paul Blyth, delighted by the generosity of spirit of this great local initiative, is joining the crew in having his head shaved.
Make it a date for 3.00pm at the Fire Station on Saturday and put your hands in your pockets for a very good cause – you could offer to use the clippers on your chosen target.
And let’s see how quickly this squad can conquer the mountain. They’ll actually have it harder on the ladders than the real thing would be – Schiehallion is one of the easier Munros to scale as well as one of the most beautiful.