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Hymans’ Martin Potter raises £10k for charity

Hymans Robertson partner, Martin Potter, recently returned to work following a 20ft fall during this year’s Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon in June. He was rescued by the charity Arrochar Mountain Rescue Team based in Strathclyde who treated him and winched him off the mountain. Martin suffered some extensive injuries (fractured pelvis and skull among them) and had a period off work. Fortunately, he is now well on the road to recovery.

As a thank you for their fantastic efforts, Martin and the team at Hymans’ Edinburgh office have raised £10,000 for the charity.

The Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon is a two-day mountain orienteering competition held in a high-mountain region of the Scottish highlands each year. It involves an overnight camp at a remote location and over 1,000 competitors took part this year. Teams run in pairs and carry lightweight camping equipment, clothes and food to sustain themselves for 36 hours.

There are six courses ranging from Elite to Novice depending on ability and fitness. This year the race area was in Glen Fyne covering the Arrochar Alps.

By David Chambers