While England's finest footballers are engaged in the Euro 2012 tournament, an amateur team from Shropshire has been swapping football boots for hiking boots
Members of Shifnal United have managed to complete the National Three Peaks Challenge, raising £2,400 for the British Heart Foundation as they completed the ascents of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon inside 24 hours, the Shropshire Star reports.
And while it may be over 30 degrees C in Ukraine, the eight climbers were greeted by snow when they reached the top of Britain's highest peak.
Team member Simon Jones said: "Ben Nevis was covered in snow, but it was the warmest. Scafell Pike and Snowdon were freezing and windy.
"We were blessed by the weather, though. It didn't rain once."
Such weather conditions may act as a reminder to walkers to ensure they have waterproofs
and good walking jackets
when heading up Britain's highest peaks, even in summer.
Many Scottish peaks hold snow in patches through the summer, with the recent warm weather not preventing the persistence of snow patches in sheltered spots below summits.