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Mountain rescuers to do Coast-to-Coast walk

Posted 7 February 2011
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Mountain rescuers to do Coast-to-Coast walk
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A Mountain Rescue service fundraiser has talked her way into doing the Coast-to-Coast walk to raise more money for the charity, something good walking boots and rucksacks will be needed for.

Editor of Mountain Rescue Magazine Julie Whiteside was recently challenged to undertake the trek devised by Alfred Wainwright after boasting about completing the Rossendale Way in Lancashire, Grough reports.

As a result, she and fellow rescuer Gail Todd will be taking on the 192-mile route from St Bee's Head in Cumbria to Robin Hood Bay in North Yorkshire, entitled the Twirlies on Tour challenge.

Mountaineer Chris Bonington will join the pair on part of their trek as they pass through the Lake District, which they hope will help raise awareness of Mountain Rescue and aid them to reach the target of £5,000.

The route also passes through the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors national parks, while the highest point is the 2,172 ft summit of Nine Standards Rigg, named after the series of standing stones around the peak.