Peak performance by Scunthorpe Round Table to raise over £3,000 for charities
Members of Scunthorpe Round Table scaled the three largest mountains in the UK in just 24 hours to help raise more than £3,000 for local charities.
In the dead of night, the six walkers had to rely on torchlight to help them scale Snowden, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, as part of the National 3 Peaks Challenge.
The group completed the epic in 25 hours, just outside the 24-hour target, but were happy with their efforts.
Scunthorpe Round Table chairman Bali Kaila, who took part in the walk, said: “The challenge was hard for the walkers, attempting to scale the three largest mountains in the UK in 24 hours, including travelling time.
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“We started the walk at Snowden on Friday, October 5 at 9pm and had to walk in the dark with the aid of torches.”
The six walkers - Adam Reeve, Bali Kaila, Chaz Hundal, Dan Laws, Mark Kerswill and Glyn Richards - had the help of support drivers Suki Kaila and Paul Fox.
The group said that, on reflection, taking part in the challenge earlier in the year would have been easier, with more daylight hours available.
Bob Riach, president of Scunthorpe Round Table, said all funds raised from the event would be distributed to local charities in the Scunthorpe area.
The Round Table continues to support the Scunthorpe Anti-Poverty Group, having saved it from closure last year.
He said: “The whole idea of the Round Table is to donate funds to local charities and individuals that will be used to benefit people in the local area.
“The total mileage of walking is around 26 miles but the main killer is the travelling and lack of sleep and that one of the mountains has to be done in the dark.
“We expect to have raised around £3,500 from this event.”
Anyone who wants to sponsor the group can do so by contacting Bob on 01724 276000.