Chris Stewart will undertake the task of walking the Sierra Nevada "Integral de los Tres Miles" in June to raise much needed funding for Acompalia
Vice President of the charity Acompalia, Chris Stewart, alongside Contraviesa farmer, Nick Cranham and London based Physiotherapist, Glenn, will undertake the mammoth task of walking the Sierra Nevada "Integral de los Tres Miles" in June to raise much needed funding. Spanish Highs are supporting this project and they ask you to sponsor the charity generously.
Over four days, the walk, starting on 16th June, will include Spain’s highest peaks. Alcazaba (3371); the summit Mulhacen at 3482 metres, mainland Spain’s highest peak, and Veleta (3394). In all up to 15 peaks at over 3,000 meters and covering a distance of 100 kms. The actual distance covered is not that great, but the terrain and navigation required is for the most part classified as difficult or very difficult by the Sierra Nevada National Park. This is a mighty challenge for Chris, Nick and Glenn.
What is Acompania about?
Acompalia are working to raise funds for a vital new service. They plan to provide practical, professional and caring support, free of charge, for terminally ill patients and their families in the Granada province of southern Spain. The Acompalia Hospice will be the first service of its kind in Granada and along the Costa Tropical.
Whether expats or Spanish residents of Granada, we’re all part of an ageing population. Over the next few years, palliative or hospice care – specialised care for terminally ill patients – is going to become an increasingly important issue for our loved ones, and eventually for many of us as well. Acompalia are passionate about giving patients and families this kind of choice, the kind that isn't available in conventional hospital settings.
Read more on the Acompalia website
How can you help?
Now you can help us to help them. Support Acompalia with a donation, or better still, get involved in fundraising with us for this great cause.
How are Spanish Highs helping?
We are proud to be supporting such a good cause. We shall:
Provide up to date mountain conditions, if crampons are required and if so provide for use
Provide transport to Loma de los Cuartos on the morning of 15th June
Provide a Yellowbrick Satellite tracking system for communication and reporting
Provide a Anti-Fox beacon with spare battery
Provide one lottery winner with a guided 5 day Los Tres Miles trek either in 2014 or 2015, provided they join in with an existing group
The ridge heading to Mulhacen, Sierra Nevada
Chris Stewart author of Driving over Lemons