The challenge was to conquer the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, covering 24 miles and 5,200ft of ascent in 12 hours. And if this wasn’t hard enough, Chris took on the walk on his own!
Chris managed to raise…
On the way down Whernside Chris unfortunately twisted his ankle and couldn’t complete the final peak, but that hasn’t stopped him from raising £555 for Myton!
This is not Chris’ first charity walk, having previously attempted the national Three Peaks for Children in Need. This time round he chose to support Myton after a family friend received end of life care at Warwick Myton Hospice.
My cousin, Annie, suggested I do the challenge for Myton after they cared for Ross Blair who was a family friend and fellow Sheffield Wednesday fan – our family are massive Wednesdayites! I had met Ross at games in the past but didn’t know him that well. But I did know what a big impact he had on my cousin’s side of the family.
Chris’ family were at the bottom of each peak cheering him on and ready with clean, warm clothes for him to change in to before setting off up the next ascent. When he returned from the second peak injured they were there to console and congratulate him on his amazing effort!
I’m very annoyed I had to stop before completing the challenge but I managed to achieve something big and I’m proud of that! The weather was windy and rainy which made it a struggle but it was all worth it. My JustGiving target was around 70% when I set off in the morning; I posted updates as and when I could get signal and I’ve exceeded my £500 target!
Chris covered 17 miles in just over 7 hours despite wind, rain and injury! Well done to Chris from everyone at Myton – you are amazing!
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