Support our Walk Across the Neck of Scotland
Thursday, 20 June 2019 - Friday, 28 June 2019
More Australians die from melanoma than from road accidents each year. An average of 30 people are diagnosed with melanoma every day, and one in seventeen will be diagnosed with melanoma before age 85.
A group of doctors, staff, friends and colleagues are trekking across the neck of Scotland to raise much-needed funds for our research and education programs at the Skin & Cancer Foundation.
The funds raised will be used to continue our ground-breaking research into skin diseases, skin cancer and melanoma. We also want to extend the training we are providing to GPs across Australia, to improve their early detection, treatment and management of skin cancer and inflammatory skin diseases.
The walk will take 7 days and 8 nights starting on Friday, 21 June 2019, crossing Scotland from Fort William on the west coast to Inverness on the east coast of Scotland. It will take us 127km, along the great fault line along the complete lengths of Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Lochy. It is one of Scotland’s four great long-distance walks (see map and our Itinerary below).
The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc plays an important role in the clinical treatment, research and education of skin cancer and melanoma. It is making some significant inroads with its research and education. But it is a not-for-profit and receives no government funding.
You can help.
The challenge for each of our trekkers is to raise $3,000 each in sponsorship for their walk. Every cent raised goes directly to the Foundation for this research and education.
Please help our walkers reach their goal. Any donation of $2.00 or more is tax deductible.
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Thursday, 20 June
Arrive Fort William.
Friday, 21 June
Fort William to Gairlochy. 17km. (40m ascent.)
Saturday, 22 June
Gairlochy to South Laggan. 19km. (330m ascent.)
Sunday, 23 June
South Laggan to Fort Augustus. 13.5km. (30m ascent.)
Monday, 24 June
Fort Augustus to Invermoriston. 12km. (High road 560m ascent or low road 300m ascent.)
Tuesday, 25 June
Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit. 22.5km. (High road 710m ascent or low road 600m ascent.)
Wednesday, 26 June
Blackfold to Drumnadrochit. (We are taken by car to Blackfold). 10.5km. (230m ascent.)
Thursday, 27 June
Blackfold to Inverness. 12km. (500m descent.)
(We are taken by car from Drumnadrochit to Blackfold.)
Friday, 28 June