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Are you ready for a touch of April madness?
If so, then come along to Claife Heights Viewing Station on April 1st and watch a team of volunteers from the climbing community carry a grand piano up to the viewing station, in memory of 2 friends who lost their lives in the Scottish Highlands.
The ‘ascending scale’ of the piano will take place at 11am from the gates, if you would like to cheer the climbers on.
This feat of human strength and endurance will be followed by a performance of original classical piano transcriptions by Robert Richmond, aka ‘The Maestro’, with film accompaniment, amidst the stunning scenery of Lake Windermere.
The event is to honour the memory of young climbers, Rachel Slater and Tim Newton, who tragically lost their lives in an avalanche on Ben Nevis a year ago.
All profits will go jointly to Coniston Mountain Rescue and Lochaber Mountain Rescue who searched for the missing climbers for 38 days and provided comfort and support to the grief-stricken parents at this terrible time. The mountain rescue services rely on public support in order to maintain their invaluable community service.
Please support this worthy cause. For more information, follow us on Facebook: GrandProjectUK
|Sat 1 Apr 2017|
Entry by donation to Mountain Rescue.
- National Trust Property
- On-site catering
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Accepts groups
- Children welcome
- Dogs accepted
Self-Assessed Accessibility Details
- Designated parking for guests with disabilities
- Drop-off point for guests outside entrance
- The route from the parking area to the entrance:
- Has steps and no ramp
- Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
- Gluten free (coeliacs)
- Nut free
Claife Viewing Station, although there is a café and covered seating area as part of the site, is largely an outdoors site.
- Steps to the main entrance
- 1Number of steps to entrance
- Seating available for visitors with limited mobility
- Clear signage
- Effective lighting for visually impaired visitors
- Displays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children