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Three peaks climbers raise over £2,000

Posted 6 October 2011
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Three peaks climbers raise over £2,000
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A group who completed the national Three Peaks Challenge have managed to raise over £2,000 for the mental health charity Mind.

Staff and Volunteers at the Hartlepool branch of the charity put on their waterproofs and walking boots to tackle Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, the Peterlee Mail reports.

Volunteer with the charity Claire Newton said getting out in the wilds is one of the tips the body advises people to do as a means of tackling their mental health issues.

She stated: "Our advice to people when they come to see us is often to get some exercise, set some goals, stretch themselves physically and mentally."

Climbers on Ben Nevis may soon find a couple of poles marking points where walkers could step off the plateau into dangerous corries are replaced with cairns.

Landowner the John Muir Trust has said it is keen to do this with the marker at the top of Coire Leis, while it is to hold discussions with the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team about what to do with the pole marking Number Four Gully.