An endorsement from Heather Mary Stanning MBE
Heather is a retired British professional rower, a member of the Great Britain Rowing Team, and Royal Artillery officer. Ranked number 1 female rower in the world since 2016, she is a double Olympic champion, double World champion, quadruple World Cup champion and double European champion. As of May 2015 she and her partner Helen Glover are the World, Olympic, World Cup and European record holders, plus the reigning Olympic, World, and European champions in the women's coxless pairs. She has also been a British champion in both women's fours and quad sculls.
A Major in the Royal Artillery, but had been given dispensation from the army to pursue an Olympic career with the British team at both the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Paired with Helen Glover in 2012 she won an Olympic gold medal, the first for their country of the 2012 Games and the first ever British Olympic gold medal in women's rowing.
She set the world record time in partnership with Helen Glover at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, and they retained their World title at the 2015 World Rowing Championships in Lac d'Aiguebelette, France. In 2016 they retained their European title at Brandenburg an der Havel, and set the World Rowing Cup record time at Poznan. She announced her retirement from rowing in November 2016.
“You can’t underestimate how tough climbing 100 of the highest peaks throughout the British Isles will be. I wish those taking part the very best of luck, especially Barrie for the record attempt; they are putting themselves through the mill for two really worthy causes.”