Nigel Cairns

The Frontline Walk 2024: The Pyrenees

As many of you know, I like long distance walking. For many years, I thought that if the opportunity arose to walk in the footsteps of the brave souls who escaped over the Pyrenees in World War Two, I would love to attempt it.

This year I have the opportunity to do this and raise money for the Army Benevolent Fund.

I'm taking part in the Frontline Walk: The Pyrenees. I'll be trekking over the Pyrenees, reaching an ascent of 2367m, following the escape route used by Jewish refugees and allied servicemen during World War Two.

I'll be doing this to commemorate the sacrifices and bravery of these individuals in their fight for freedom, whilst helping to support the soldiers and veterans of today.

The Army Benevolent Fund is the National Charity of the British Army. They support soldiers, veterans and their families when they need it most.

Please cheer me on, in this physically tough challenge (I am not getting any younger you know!) by making a donation towards my £5,000 target.

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My Updates

Update 15 April 2024

Training going well.
Learn to Row course starts tomorrow! First time in my life.
Fitness will help with the challenge - especially cardio vascular and leg strength.
Thanks to all who have sponsored me so far. 
Two entered the Easter egg raffle on Facebook. Pat won and had me send the egg to his Mum!
More soon.
Mad Mule

Thank you to my Sponsors


Roger J Cairns

Good luck! You'll need a good pair of knees for the Pyrenees!


The Gordon Family

Great challenge for a great cause.


Long Suffering Wife

Enjoy Darling!!!!!!


Ken Webb


Gaby Omeara

An epic journey. A brilliant cause.


Mark Tomlinson

Good luck mate


Paul Lucas

All best wishes for the walk.



Very best wishes


Alan Brown

Bravo Nigel! Good luck , keep us posted


Spencer Mannings

Thanks Nige, you know what this means for those helped by the ABF!


Holly Young

Go for it, Nigel! You got this...


Duncan Capps

Good luck Nigel


Matt Sellors - Intuity Solutions

Good luck!


Chris Frampton


Vivien Neville

An interesting challenge. The views will be spectacular, the effort demanding and you'll have precious memories for life. ¡Buena suerte! et bon courage. Viv



Well done Nigel


Saul Shanagher


Al, Bea And Ted

All the very best of luck. We all hope you have a great time.


Stu Butler

You mad bugger! I cycled the Col’s in 2011 and the views are spectacular. Good luck, great cause, fantastic challenge.


Andrew Hall

A good cause & a challenge - go well Nigel!


Tracy W

Brilliant challe ge Nigel, good luck


Paula Johnston

Good luck!


Ian Carden

Well done Nigel, you're doing a great thing 👍



Good luck I am sure you will smash it


Victoria Dick

Good luck! Were it not in term time I would be very tempted to join you.


Lisa W

Looks like an exciting challenge! Good luck!


Peter Whitehead

Hi Nigel, all the very best in this endeavour.


Warwick & Lorraine

Great cause Nigel good luck


Nigel Cooper

Good luck Nigel.


Linda Impey

Good luck —great to hear from you please do keep in touch.


Justin Paul

Hi Nigel, sounds like a fantastic plan. You should get Pete Darroch to go with you. He's a man of leisure. I hope you'll be doing it disguised as an onion seller. BR, Justin


Peter Leadbetter

Good luck with this one!

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