High Hopes Hike
(£150.00 minimum sponsorship)
Take part in the High Hopes Hike and help beat blood cancer
This year, High Hopes Hike is celebrating its 5th birthday with a 9 km trek to the Pap of Glencoe, an off-road route which runs through Scotland’s Glencoe Mountains. Known in Gaelic as Sgorr na Ciche, the Pap of Glencoe is a familiar landmark around the lower end of the glen and Loch Leven.
Taking place on Saturday 25 May 2019, this moderately difficult hike offers views over the Mamores, superb scenery of the Ballachulish narrows and Glencoe, and, at the highest point, hikers can enjoy a breathtaking mountain panorama.
- Distance: 9 kilometers
- Ascent: 742 metres
- Difficulty: moderate
- All walkers need to be fit and healthy and will need to train for this hike.
- Participants need to wear appropriate walking clothes and hiking boots. Walking poles may be beneficial.
- There’s a time limit on the event for health and safety reasons.
- All walkers need to bring a fully charged UK mobile phone with to the hike.
- All participants receive a medal on completion.
Fancy dress theme
Each year the team take on the hike in fancy dress. The theme for this year's hike is Superheroes. Dressing-up is optional but encouraged. All walkers also receive a Bloodwise T-shirt.
Registering for the event
You can register for this event for free by completing our online registration form.
Transport and lunch
There will be buses leaving and returning to Glasgow Central Station on the day of the hike.
The cost of the bus will be approximately £10-20 (we will confirm soon).
Once you’ve registered, we’ll send you the information for bus bookings. If you’re not travelling with us by bus, you’ll be responsible for your own transport to and from Glencoe.
There will be an option to have lunch after the hike at the Glencoe Gathering. We’ll confirm the details and menu soon.
Minimum fundraising target
This is a free event. However, we ask that everyone taking part sets up a JustGiving page and raises a minimum of £150 for Bloodwise Scotland.
All participants will receive a Bloodwise t-shirt at event registration on the day, as well as ongoing support in the lead up to the challenge.