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Byline: The mechanic of Lochinver RNLI lifeboat, Stuart Gudgeon, stood on the 5 highest peaks in Assynt within 24 hours to raise money for the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea.
Page Content: Setting off on Saturday morning with strong winds forecast, Stuart walked in to Ben More Assynt, climbing to his first summit by 01:00pm at 998 meters and then followed a ridge along to the next peak on neighbouring mountain, Conival at 987 meters.

Stuart said at one point it was all he could do to stay on his feet and not get blown away, leaning over and bracing against his walking poles, with the wind exceeding 50 miles per hour up on the tops. Following a brief journey on the public road, he then ascended Quinag at 808 meters, returning down again shortly before nightfall.

Starting early on Sunday morning, again from the public road by Loch Awe and in much calmer weather than the previous day, Stuart first climbed  Canisp at 847 meters and then proceeded on to Suilven, finally reaching the summit at 731 meters 40 minutes early at 12:20 pm.

Returning home to Lochinver late in the afternoon, apart from feeling a bit worn out, Stuart was delighted to have successfully completed his challenge in support of the RNLI. It costs the institution over £140 million every year to run its lifesaving service and it relies on public support to continue to save lives at sea. This tremendous endeavour was undertaken in the interests of raising sponsorship with all funds being donated to the RNLI. Donations can be made in person at the Lochinver RNLI lifeboat station or on line at www.justgiving.com/Assynt5Peaks.

Byline: The mechanic of Lochinver RNLI lifeboat, Stuart Gudgeon, stood on the 5 highest peaks in Assynt within 24 hours to raise money for the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea.
Page Content: Setting off on Saturday morning with strong winds forecast, Stuart walked in to Ben More Assynt, climbing to his first summit by 01:00pm at 998 meters and then followed a ridge along to the next peak on neighbouring mountain, Conival at 987 meters.

Stuart said at one point it was all he could do to stay on his feet and not get blown away, leaning over and bracing against his walking poles, with the wind exceeding 50 miles per hour up on the tops. Following a brief journey on the public road, he then ascended Quinag at 808 meters, returning down again shortly before nightfall.

Starting early on Sunday morning, again from the public road by Loch Awe and in much calmer weather than the previous day, Stuart first climbed  Canisp at 847 meters and then proceeded on to Suilven, finally reaching the summit at 731 meters 40 minutes early at 12:20 pm.

Returning home to Lochinver late in the afternoon, apart from feeling a bit worn out, Stuart was delighted to have successfully completed his challenge in support of the RNLI. It costs the institution over £140 million every year to run its lifesaving service and it relies on public support to continue to save lives at sea. This tremendous endeavour was undertaken in the interests of raising sponsorship with all funds being donated to the RNLI. Donations can be made in person at the Lochinver RNLI lifeboat station or on line at www.justgiving.com/Assynt5Peaks.