From Inverclyde to Machu Picchu
Chris Jewell and his adventurous group from Inverclyde, who have recently returned from a 10-day expedition to Peru
Team trek to Peru raises thousands of pounds for Dreams Come True
A huge well done to our very own Chris Jewell and his adventurous group from Inverclyde, who have recently returned from a 10-day expedition to Peru to raise thousands for Dreams Come True.
Chris, along with his team mates, Hugh Gilchrist, Rodger Boyd and Martin Berry trekked at heights up to 15,000 feet.
Despite the challenges of early starts, dizzy altitudes and a myriad of weather conditions from thunder, to hailstones to blazing sun, the team eventually reached the world famous Machu Picchu Inca settlement and felt on top of the world.
A great sense of achievement
Chris said: "We knew this was going to be a considerable challenge.At one time or another probably most of us wondered if we would make it, but we all did, with a great sense of achievement.
We are also thrilled to think that we will have raised so much money for the wonderful Dreams Come True charity."
A once in a lifetime experience
Inverclyde’s dream team were aged between 29 and 75 and the oldest team member Hugh Gilchrist loved the trek.
He said, ‘The trip was a once in a lifetime trip and I for one, loved every minute of it.
‘The treks were tough ... up at 5am or earlier ... but rewarding with the sights we have seen and photographed. Machu Picchu city and its ruins were incredible and our Peruvian guide was able to give us all a real insight into all its history, which was mind blowing."
If you'd like to show your support for team Inverclyde's dizzying achievement, their sponsorship page will remain open for a couple of months and your donation will come straight to Dreams Come True. Simply click the button below.