We've arrived at the nearest auberge, the Auberge de Bachasson, just 800m from Mont Gerbier de Jonc, to start this challenge.
As his supporter and partner, I'd like to make a special appeal to all of you who have followed Jim's Loire over the years and freely benefited from his intimate knowledge and understanding of the Loire and its wines. If each of you donated just €5, or even €10, he would easily surpass his target.
So, please, choose one of the charities, log on to Jim's page and give just a small amount.
For Teenage Cancer Trust in the UK:
For Fondation Gustave Roussy in France:
With anticipated thanks (and many thanks to those who have already contributed),