On Saturday 5th August 4 Rotarians from Oban Rotary Club-Jack Tollan, Chris Sutton, Graham Innes & one ouf our newest Rotarians Ronnie Forbes-undertook a sponsored hill climb to raise funds for Local & International charities and other good causes.
The Challenge involved climbing Ben Vane, a Munro of 915 metres in height lying close to Loch Lomond.
Apart from a shower of rain which arrived just as the group arrived at the summit, the group enjoyed a dry day on the hill and they all successfully climbed the mountain, even Graham who was nursing an Achilles tendon injury. During the climb of this small but tricky Munro splendid views were enjoyed of Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and the neighbouring hills, including Ben Lomond.
This was the 20th time Oban Rotary had undertaken a sponsored hill climb in aid of various charities, including Water Aid and MacMillan Cancer Support, climbing over 30 Munros and other hills and raising thousands of pounds in the process.
As a result of this year's challenge the Rotary Club hope to have raised over £500 which will be donated to charities and other good causes chosen by the club.