Assynt-5-Peaks-Challenge

Byline: The mechanic of the Lochinver RNLI lifeboat, Stuart Gudgeon, is to attempt the Assynt 5 Peaks Challenge to raise money for the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea.
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Stuart  Gudgeon is the full time mechanic and deputy 2nd coxswain of the Lochinver RNLI Lifeboat. Stuart has been on the crew of the lifeboat for the last 16 years, joining as a probationary crew member at the age of 17.

Assynt is an area in west Sutherland in the highlands of Scotland, famous for its landscape and remarkable mountains, boasting 2 of the country’s 282 Munros (mountains over 3,000 feet or 914 meters).

The 5 peaks in question in the order in which Stuart is planning to ascend them are; Ben More Assynt at 998m, Conival at 987m, Quinag at 808m, Canisp 847m and finally Suilven at 731m.

Stuart plans to have been on all 5 peaks within 24 hours by running, walking or crawling unaided over a distance of about 35 miles. It is also worthy of note that the combined height of all peaks is 4,371m, which in itself would have put him almost to the top of Mount Blanc in the Alps, Europe’s highest mountain.

This tremendous endeavour is being undertaken in the interests of raising sponsorship with all funds being donated to the RNLI.

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea and relies on public support and generosity to maintain the provision of its 24 hour search and rescue service up to 10 miles from the cost of the UK and ROI.

Donations in support of Stuart’s efforts can be made in person at the Lochinver RNLI lifeboat station or on line at www.justgiving.com/Assynt5Peaks.

Byline: The mechanic of the Lochinver RNLI lifeboat, Stuart Gudgeon, is to attempt the Assynt 5 Peaks Challenge to raise money for the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea.
Page Content:

Stuart  Gudgeon is the full time mechanic and deputy 2nd coxswain of the Lochinver RNLI Lifeboat. Stuart has been on the crew of the lifeboat for the last 16 years, joining as a probationary crew member at the age of 17.


Assynt is an area in west Sutherland in the highlands of Scotland, famous for its landscape and remarkable mountains, boasting 2 of the country’s 282 Munros (mountains over 3,000 feet or 914 meters).

The 5 peaks in question in the order in which Stuart is planning to ascend them are; Ben More Assynt at 998m, Conival at 987m, Quinag at 808m, Canisp 847m and finally Suilven at 731m.

Stuart plans to have been on all 5 peaks within 24 hours by running, walking or crawling unaided over a distance of about 35 miles. It is also worthy of note that the combined height of all peaks is 4,371m, which in itself would have put him almost to the top of Mount Blanc in the Alps, Europe’s highest mountain.

This tremendous endeavour is being undertaken in the interests of raising sponsorship with all funds being donated to the RNLI.

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea and relies on public support and generosity to maintain the provision of its 24 hour search and rescue service up to 10 miles from the cost of the UK and ROI.

Donations in support of Stuart’s efforts can be made in person at the Lochinver RNLI lifeboat station or on line at www.justgiving.com/Assynt5Peaks.