stonehaven man Dave Jacobs is to take on the Loch Ness Monster, or at least paddle quietly past while she sleeps, on his way to completing a very unique challenge.
Dave (45) will start at Fort William and stand up paddle board the length of the Great Glen to Inverness using the Great Glen Paddle route.
Dave will be undertaking the challenge on his own and will be fully self-sufficient. He will carry everything he needs with him during the duration of the paddle including – a tent, wetsuit, sleeping bag, carry mat, dry bag, food and cooking stove.
This challenge has never been done before and Dave has decided to undertake it in aid of Aberdeen Snowsports Centre and funding the new Dendix slope that will be installed during spring/summer of 2012.
Aberdeen Snowsports Centre is run by the company Garthdee Alpine Sports which is a registered charity.
The charity’s aim is to increase the participation of persons from the Aberdeen area in snow sports activities and to make these activities accessible to all user groups in the community.
Dave, who is manager at the centre, is keen to get as much support as possible and to maximise his efforts to allow the new slope to be bought and installed as soon as possible which will enable the centre to continue inspiring, enthusing and motivating people about Snowsports.
Dave’s Monster Challenge will take three days. He will cover three strtches of river and four lochs, including Loch Ness, a distance of 60 miles.
To support Dave and make donations visit his just giving page http://www.justgiving.com/monsterchallenge2012
Any business wishing to make a sizable donation will have the opportunity to gain brand exposure on the new slope which overlooks the very busy Bridge of Dee Retail Park.