03 September 2009
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It is with a sad and heavy heart that I have to write this post, my good friend Bob Redwood passed away on 31st August 2009 after suffering with brain tumours for 2.5 years.
I had the pleasure of knowing Bob for 10 years and had many happy and eventful trips into the mountains with him. My last trip with him in the UK was just before I moved over here to Spain and we did the Snowdon Horseshoe and tackled Crib Goch.
Bob was looking forward to early retirement and was going to be coming over to Spain to help run the ski mountaineering trips for Spanish Highs Mountain Guides when they had clients, amongst many other ideas he had.
When Richard and I visited the UK in June of this year we were grateful to have had the opportunity to visit Bob and his wife Mo, not realising that this would be the last time we would see him. Together with our friends Wael and Orla, Richard and I are heading off to Bolivia in June 2010 with the aim of attempting to climb some high peaks.
We are doing this for the Brain Tumour Research Campaign to help raise awareness and money for this worthy charity. I am shocked to find out that there is a lack of funding into brain tumour research, maybe becuase of its complexity due to its connection to the brain, compared to most other forms of cancer!
Help us reach our target by donating to the **Just Giving** page we have set up.
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