Scottish Adventure: The Winter Slog

Update posted by Jen Crook On Dec 01, 2015

Well, considering we started at 10.30pm as opposed to 3pm after a bit of a slog back up from Manchester, we managed to raise £135 in just over two hours. This weekend, we will start at lunchtime, so fingers crossed for a bit more.

Anyone wanting to join, do shout! And yes, we wore these T-shirts... needs must!

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Update posted by Jen Crook On Nov 24, 2015

Good news - I have been chopping! I have slashed everything I can possibly slash and have found some alternative solutions to expensive items such as a sat phone. As well as this, the good will of people who were signed up to be involved with things like filming on a paid basis have agreed to do it on expenses alone, so we can still make the best film possible whilst spending less money. Massive thank you to these people.

So, we're now sitting on a half sized budget and have some fundraising events coming up to try and sell prize draw tickets, so please cross your fingers and legs for success with these!

Nearly December, a long way to go yet!

J&H.

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Update posted by Jen Crook On Nov 19, 2015

And finally, the Haggis section of the organisation process is complete! Pure Pet Foods, a small company based down south who make 100% natural dehydrated dog foods, have agreed to sponsor Haggis' food for the expedition.

The stuff looks amazing - it's human grade (so I can nick some for myself if Haggis is not feeling hungry, albeit highly unlikely) and quadruples in food value weight when rehydrated. I personally like the look of Duck Delight and Chicken Delicious, so this is what she'll be getting ;)

Thank you Pure Pet Foods,

H-Dawgg x

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Update posted by Jen Crook On Nov 14, 2015

More great news today - James at Optivizor has offered to support the expedition by providing Haggis with an Optivizor face mask to protect her eyes in blizzard conditions, something that I have been wondering about and researching for a while.

https://www.optivizor.co.uk

I was finding it very difficult to find a company that provided 'proper' eye protection as opposed to fashion orientated doggy goggles, so I asked the guys at Ruffwear for recommendations and, fortunately, someone in the office knew about this gem of a company.

Having chatted to James on the phone today, it turns out that he set up as a business after his cat needed a collar after an operation, leading James to research comfier collar solutions than the classic plastic collars available from the vets (Haggis definitely agrees that these are not nice, as does Ross, my old house mate, who got persistently battered in the back of the legs by it). After supplying comfy collars for a while, James came across these doggy face protection masks, of all shapes, sizes and purposes and decided to encorporate them into his business, becoming the only supplier of Optivizors (an Australian based company) in the UK, so I am very glad to have heard of them. They are used by military and police dogs, search and rescue dogs and now, of course, people who decide to walk through Scotland in a dark blizzard for a couple of months.

Stay tuned for silly photos of Haggis trying to not try the Optivizor on when it arrives.

Thank you James!

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Update posted by Jen Crook On Nov 12, 2015

A massive thanks to those who have kicked us off with their donations - much appreciated. In other news, we also now have an expedition logo, courtesy of Oliver Burrow - many thanks Olly!

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Good luck Niffer. Lots of love sparky

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With best wishes to Jen and Haggis from James at Optivizor.co.uk

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Best of luck from Andy & Ali (Team Poole :)

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Good luck Jenkins! :)

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First installlment. Go Crookster & Haggis. Hopefully join you at some stage.

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