It was with great sadness that we received the news last week that Alison had lost her seven year battle against cancer.
She will be remembered with fondness.
Alison and Bill have been friends for some years, following our encounters with the BP Hillwalking Club, now called the XXL Hillwalking Club, based in Aberdeen, in the late 1990s.
They provided welcome company and accommodation at their home in Drumoak during our 2012 TGO Challenge, and proved fantastic hosts in Cairo before Bill’s retirement. This trip in 2008 was memorable in many ways, in particular for the wonderful hospitality, and for the ‘Dakar Rally’ sort of desert trip we enjoyed with Bill and Alison and several of Bill’s colleagues, in their local transport and a Mitsubishi Pajero that they kindly lent us.
The above picture shows Alison instructing Bill on how to extract their Land Cruiser from the sand.
The sharks’ teeth we found in the desert are a daily window sill reminder of a great trip, and will now also remind us of Alison – always generous and caring, a lovely person who will be sadly missed.
Our condolences go to all Alison’s family and friends.