Conquer a Corbett for WaterAid

WaterAid and Scottish Water are calling on people in Galloway to rise to the challenge of conquering a Corbett on their doorstep.

Climbers, ramblers and keen walkers alike are being asked to take to the hills to help raise vital funds for some of the world’s poorest people.

WaterAid’s Corbett Challenge aims to put a team on the summit of every Corbett between 11am and 3pm on Saturday 11 June 2011.

Rebecca Poyntz, Event Fundraising Manager at WaterAid, said: “By taking on the personal challenge of climbing a Corbett, walkers in Galloway can enjoy a spectacular day in the countryside and at the same time help WaterAid give some of the world’s poorest people better access to something many of us take for granted - clean water.

“We have even linked some mountains this year so if you want more of a challenge you can take on two, three or even four mountains in one day! It costs just £15 to provide one person with safe water, sanitation and improved hygiene, so everyone who takes part can make a real difference.”

It’s easy to join in - just get together with three or more friends (up to seven in a team), decide on a Corbett near you and carefully plan your route, before enjoying a day in some of the most stunning scenery that Scotland has to offer.

Corbetts include the Merrick, Corserine and Shalloch on Minnoch in the Galloway Hills.

It’s free to enter – you just need a team of four to seven people, each person committed to raising over £100 to help towards our £200,000 target. Register your team at www.corbettchallenge.org.