72-mile charity challenge for foursome

Daniel Byrne-Fraser, Scott Byrne-Fraser, Stephen Wild and Simon Irvine at the summit of Pen-y-Ghent.
Daniel Byrne-Fraser, Scott Byrne-Fraser, Stephen Wild and Simon Irvine at the summit of Pen-y-Ghent.
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THIS quartet of hikers are set to tackle the three peaks challenge for charity – a gruelling 72-mile trek in 24 hours.

Daniel Byrne-Fraser, Scott Byrne-Fraser, Stephen Wild and Simon Irvine, from central Blackpool, will don their hiking boots and take on the highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland in a bid to raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research.

The quartet will scale 11,106ft in one day as they reach the top of Snowdon, Ban Nevis and Scafell Pike.

Support drivers Nathan Skelton and Yvonne Ashworth will take the team between the walks as they race against time to complete their charity mission.

Daniel said: “It’s a personal challenge for all of us.

“We wanted to prove we could do it, but also wanted to raise money for what is a very good cause along the way.

“Everyone’s lost someone to cancer – it affects one in three people and that is a good enough reason to get involved.”

The team will tackle Ben Nevis in Scotland from 5pm, hoping to be back at their vehicle by 10pm and travelling to the Lake District by 4am to scale Scafell Pike.

They hope to complete the second peak in four hours and will then head to Snowdon in Wales for 1pm – giving them just four hours to summit the last peak.

Daniel added: “We’ve been training and had a go at the Yorkshire three peaks – Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside – last week, and the lads have been hitting the gym to prepare.”

The team will tackle the challenge on May 26

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research on possible cures.

The charity fights cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives, and relies on donations from the public to continue its vital work.

Anyone who would like to sponsor the team – with all proceeds going to Cancer Research – can do so via www.justgiving.com/3peaks1goal, or alternatively can text – for free IUHW77 £(whatever donation you choose) to 70070.