Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Rachel McLean - still on top of the world!

Definitive Highland Dancing Resource - toeandheel.com: "On Saturday Rachel danced an astonishing Fling on top of Ben Nevis.

Amazing enough to have the energy to climb the mountain, never mind getting changed whilst exposed to the elements and then dancing on a wet, slippery, cold stone slab, at the edge of a precipice, in 50 mph winds, in the cold, damp & wet conditions, in near nil visibility . . . .

Rachel is certainly still on top of the World."

Rachel's Fling on Ben nevis

Rachel's McLean's astonishing Fling on the top of Ben Nevis.

Rachel's aunt (Catriona) was there and said

'Rachel was a wee star on Sat although my heart was in my mouth as the winds were quite bad ( 50 mile an hour reported!) and I was just waiting for her to blown off!! She was getting dangerously near the edge a couple of times, probably my shrieks didn't help!'

What an astonishing Fling!

Monday, 19 July 2010

Australia's Fling for Logan - email from MD Queensland

I have copied below an email to Margaret Johnston (the organiser of the Australian Fling for Logan) from Rick Carr of Muscular Dystrophy Queensland.

Hello Margaret,

It was so nice to meet you and the rest of the committee at the meeting last night.  Thank you so much for your kindness, and generosity.

We are preparing the receipt for your donation, would you be able to provide me with the postal address of your organisation so we can forward this to you?

Logan’s story will stick in my mind, as will the sight of those 412 dancers doing the Highland Fling!

Warm Regards,

Rick Carr

Muscular Dystrophy Queensland

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Congratulations Rachel

Just got a text from Rachel - she got to the top of Ben Nevis and completed her Fling.

The weather was terrible and she had no signal at the top and so had to wait until half way back down to text me.

She has the fling on video - I will upload it later this week.

Congratulations again and many thanks.