A British resident of Cómpeta, Michael Moorcroft, has decided to walk up to the mountain peak of La Maromoa, which separates Granada from Málaga.
This isn’t about having a blank weekend and wondering what to do with it; after all, it’s a climb of just over 2,000 metres, but rather it is for a cause: to raise funds for the Fundación Cudeca – an association for helping the terminally ill. It has its main office in Benalmádena and branches in several municipalities within the province of Málaga.
That’s the cause involved but it will also be in memory of his mother, Fran, who died in 2019 at 77 years of age from cancer. She was a Cudeca volunteer for several years, helping those that had gone before her.
It will be a tad cold up there as he plans to reach the highest peak of the Sierras Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama on the 22nd of November.
Now Michael isn’t exactly Edmund Hillary because he normally doesn’t do much hiking, especially plodding up a couple of thousand metres in height, which gives him even more merit. It should take him about five hours to get up there and another three to get back down. Right now, he’s getting a spot of training in.
Cindy Jones, a friend of Michael and another Cudeca volunteer with experience in fund-raising events, will go up by quad as far as possible and finish the rest off on foot, armed with the Cudeca flag to plant up there.
Now, if you would like to join the cause by participating alongside Michael, then you can: meet him outside the Tourist Information Office in Cómpeta on the 22nd of November at 09.00h. From there participants, with their own transport, will proceed to Fogarate, which is the starting-off point.
There will be rests along the way, so the calculated duration of the ascent and descent in total is nine hours. Take your own nibbles and water plus adequate clothing & footwear for the task.
To participate, contact Cindy via Whatsapp (or call) on 665 156 467, or Esther Ráez on 697 146 987.
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