Baxterbear at Alliance Trust Cateran Yomp, 15th 16th June, Perthshire

ABF Logo   all “Thanks very much to Baxterbear for coming to the Cateran Yomp in Highland Perthshire. You really helped us raise money for soldiers, veterans and families in need.  We’ll see you at the next year’s event – put 28-29 June 2014 in your diary, Baxterbear!” Charles Dunphie Director of The Soldiers Charity Scotland
image Alliance Trust chief executive Katherine Garrett-Cox, centre, General Martin Rutledge, of ABF the Soldiers’ Charity, in red, Mark Beaumont, in cap, charity mascot Baxterbear, the Alliance Trust team and the Gurkha team taking part in the Cateran Yomp. Indeed it was a weekend to remember as I helped get an event set up, met up with old friends and new and I even saw a few highland cows in this amazing 24 hour yomp in the Scotish Highlands. I found out that a yomp was a 54-mile, 24-hour hike around the hills and glens of Highland Perthshire and Angus through a network of old drove roads, ancient tracks and deserted country lanes. Yompers walk a circular route that begins and ends in Blairgowrie. Along the way, they’ll trek through Kirkmichael, Spittal of Glenshee and Kirkton of Glenisla. As well as being a test of fitness and an opportunity to bond with friends or colleagues, the yomp raises money for good causes. What I do best is making a difference, helping raise funds and keeping fit and healthy.     Alliance Trust Cateran Yomp A morale-boosting hug for one of the Yompers!!   Infantry Fighting Vehicle They’ve even got an Infantry Fighting Vehicle here (although if you ask me it’s a tank!).  How cool is that?!   D222SC_0820 Baxterbear catches up with one of my oldest friends – the Gurkhas – and the famous adventurer Mark Beaumont