Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Prestonfield Hotel owner en route to Africa

James Thomson
A few days ago I trailed an upcoming trip to enjoy a Burns Supper on Kilimanjaro involving a representative from the Prestonfield House Hotel.   It is the boss himself who is doing the trip to raise money for the Hospitality Industry Trust

James Thomson, who owns the hotel and the Witchery is one of six Edinburgh people in a team of 20 who are heading for the eight day climb and the Burns supper at the top.  It's cold up there and temperatures can reach as low as minus 20.  Training by climbing Munros and Arthur's Seat, James Thomson will have found the Edinburgh temperatures in the last month suitable for acclimatisation as well.

More details here.

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