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Fundraising Walk for Charity

Fundraising Walk for Charity

Friday, 17. October 2014 - 9:00
Charity Mountain Walk Supporting Hogar Betania in La Linea             
There is a choice of 3 walks, all starting from Refugio de Juanar and ending with lunch at 14.30.

1. Conquer La Concha – Hiking Adventure to the Summit
Imagine the exhilaration of standing at the top of Marbella’s iconic mountain, 1200 m above sea level. You are in a different world, with breath-taking views all round – North Africa, Gibraltar, Estepona and Fuengirola.
Join our guided hike to the top and achieve the summit of success. 

For the fit and properly equipped, 5 hour round trip.
Registration  09.00.


2. Walk on the Wild Side - and see the Cruz de Juanar
Experience the beauty of the forest and the magnificence of the mountains.
See the legendary Cross, erected on the adjoining Juanar Mountain, to commemorate the safe return of fishermen.
Enjoy the mountain air, a chance to escape into nature, and a sense of achievement.
3-4 hours round trip, some uphill walking. Registration 1000.

3. Marbella at your Feet and the Bronze Goat
Walk and talk with friends and family. Follow the path to a viewing point where you can see El Cabrito (the bronze goat) and have Marbella at your feet. Enjoy the peace and calm of a day in nature.
2 hour round trip. Easy walking on a path.
Registration 1100.

All walks start and finish at the Refugio de Juanar, where lunch will be served at 1430.
Sierra Blanca, s/n. 29610. 
Tllfno: + 34 952 881 000

Marjan Massage will be on hand to give short massages after the walks for a small donation.

The walk is sponsored by ALC Health Insurance, who do medical and travel insurance. Offices in Centro Plaza, Puerto Banus and shortly opening in Ocean Village, Gibraltar.

Our Intrepid Leaders
 James 'The Major' Fox                    Martin 'Mountain Goat' Hall             Gwen 'Gazelle' Howe

What to do next:
1. Make a realistic estimate of your fitness level, and then choose one of the walks.  All of the routes involve uphill walking on rough tracks, so you need to take this into account.    The "Concha" ascent will involve some rough climbing where you will need to use your hands.
2.  Do not worry if you change your mind on the day, you can join any one of other walks.
3.  Let us know your intention to participate and which walk you think you might like to try
4. Involve your friends in either sponsoring you, or joining the fun on the day.

What do I need to wear or bring?

1.Conquer la Concha -   Good, hard soled ankle boots; thin gloves to protect hands when climbing, loose clothing so as not to overheat.  Small sunhat and sun glasses, small pack containing water, confectionery bar, light anorak with hood in case of rain or mist.   Camera - The views are fantastic!   Mobile Phone.

2 Walk on the Wild Side       Trainer type ankle boots will suffice.    Loose clothing [as above] - Anorak if the weather is changeable. Sunhat and sunglasses.  Carry some water, a camera and/or mobile phone

3.Marbella at your Feet and the Bronze Goat        Good trainers, (all the walking will be on paths.) Loose clothing [as above] - Anorak if the weather is changeable. Sunhat and sunglasses.  Carry some water, a camera and/or mobile phone
1.     La Concha           5 to 5.5 hours         registration      09.00;   set off     09.30
2.     The Wild Side      3 to 4 hours             registration      10.00    set off     10.30
3.     Marbella at your feet    2 hours   registration       11.00   set off     11.30
4.     Lunch    approx.             14.30

Conquer La Concha:  Registration 20 EUR, lunch 25 EUR and we would ask for an additional donation for helping you get to the top.
The Wild Side and Marbella at Your Feet: Registration 20 EUR, lunch 25 EUR

Why are we supporting Hogar Betania in La Linea?
La Linea is one of the poorest areas in Spain, and has an increasing problem with homelessness of men, women and children.  For several years Begoña Arana Álvarez has run a hostel, but now has a larger building, a disused old people’s home.  It requires a great deal of renovation and Rotary Club Marbella Guadalmina is amongst those helping to supply materials – fences, gates, doors, kitchen equipment etc.     See her work here:             
Begoña is an extraordinary person who has been nominated for the Rotary Humanitarian Award 2014. She is being sponsored for this award by Rotary Club Marbella-Guadalmina