On Wednesday evening Dr Simon Young regaled us with the tale of his journey to climb all 529 of Britain’s Mountains over 3000ft. Hundreds of photos were used to illustrate this talk, describing how Geology had influenced the distribution of the UK’s mountainous areas; how his journey to climb all these peaks was planned and arranged; and a few “highlights” from his project. 

At 13:00 on Thursday the 28th of October he topped out on Carn Dearg above Loch Ossian in the Central Highlands completing his journey. Dr Young expressed hope that he has have been able to give something back to the mountains he loves so much, to allow other folk to reap the same benefits time in our hills.  

Time spent in the hills is a wonderful antidote to hectic modern lives.  Recently COVID has put additional mental strain on many of us. Getting away from time to time for a few days in the hills to de-stress, think things through and to keep worries in perspective is an important part of maintaining mental health for many of us. So, to ensure everyone has access to wild places in the future and to the mental health benefits of our mountains, SAHY decided to and raise a little money for two wonderful charities, Mind over Mountains and the John Muir Trust.

He is still a few hundred pounds off his goal of £2000 so any additional contributions to https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SimonYoung35 would be gratefully received.