British Orienteering would like to express its condolences for those victims of Saturday's accident at Glencoe. Three of the climbing party were Orienteers and were well known and loved within the Orienteering Community.
Rachel Majumdar started orienteering with her family and was a keen member of the sport throughout her life. Rachel made an impact on everyone she met with her huge kindness and her welcoming personality. Rachel had a unique kind of happiness that she radiated to everyone. She will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her.
Tom Chesters was also a keen orienteer having started with his family in Devon and became a member of the South West Junior Squad. Tom was a keen enthusiast for the outdoors and spent a great deal of his life in the mountains. Tom was someone you were instantly at ease with and displayed great enthusiasm and energy for his passions in life.
Una Finnegan was a member of EUOC in 2010-2011 completing a masters in Edinburgh after finishing at Newcastle University. Despite being a relative beginner in orienteering, Una was quickly involved with much of the club's activities including our large coaching project in local primary schools. Una was a wonderful club member who will be greatly missed.
Chris Bell was a keen mountaineer and shared his interest for the outdoors with his friends. Chris will be missed by those that knew him.
Ben Chesters, brother of Tom, is raising money for the moutain rescue teams involved. More details can be found here
Our thoughts are with the families and friends of all those who have been lost.
Item posted by Edward Nicholas
Posted on Wednesday 23rd January 2013