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Team completes Three Peaks Challenge

Posted 17 June 2011
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Team completes Three Peaks Challenge
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A team of ten dads has completed the national Three Peaks Challenge for charity.

The group from Yochall near Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire donned their hiking boots and walking jackets to take on Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in a bid to raise £14,000, the Burton Mail reports.

Speaking to the paper about their experience, they said the challenge - undertaken in late May - had been a shock due to the surprisingly severe conditions in the Lake District as 100 mph winds, rain and hail assailed them.

Team member Richard Carty said: "Weather reports revealed we were actually climbing Scafell in the worst May weather to hit the mountain in 100 years."

Despite this, the whole team completed its goal of hitting all three summits in under 24 hours and raising the funds, split between bereaved children's charity Winston's Wish and the local church tower repair fund.

Waterproof jackets and other weather-resistant gear may be needed by those taking to the hills at any time.

Earlier this month, it snowed on the top of Snowdon and snowfall can occur on some high Scottish mountains in every month of the year.