She is already a world record holder after scaling the heights to play rugby on Mount Kilimanjaro.

And for her next challenge Jenna Brough, wife of Huddersfield Giants star Danny, aims to be feeling almost on top of the world.

She is part of a 40-strong group which will be trekking to Mount Everest base camp to raise funds for the Steve Prescott Foundation, set up in memory of the former RL ace who died of cancer.

With heights of more than 5,500m it will be an exhilarating test for the 29-year-old mum-of-two who has already conquered several challenges such as Ben Nevis and the Three Peaks, as well as competing in triathlons.

“I’m really looking forward to it, although it will be tough,” she said.

“With Kilimanjaro the worst thing was the headaches caused by the altitude. I didn’t expect it at all and it was incredibly bad. I’m guessing it will be similar this time, but I’m still looking forward to it.”

Jenna Brough wife of Huddersfield Giants Danny Brough.

The group will leave in October and expect to be away for 15 days. The party includes many who climbed Kilimanjaro where they competed in a full 13-a-side, 80-minute match at 5,752m (18,871 ft) to set a new world record for the world’s highest rugby game.

They didn’t know about the rugby match until a couple of months before the trip and Jenna said she wouldn’t be surprised if a similar stunt is sprung on them.

“Anything could happen and we will have to wait and see,” she said.

She added she is concerned at leaving her two young sons behind, but is looking forward to the challenge.

Jenna Brough celebrates reaching the top of Mount Kilimanjaro

“I am feeling a lot more relaxed than I was about Kilimanjaro,” she said. “That experience will be a big help this time round.”

The last trip raised more than £150,000 for the Steve Prescott Foundation and a similar target has been set for the Everest challenge.

Danny played with Steve Prescott at Wakefield. The former St Helens and Hull FC star died of pseudomyxoma peritonei, a rare abdominal cancer, in November 2013, aged 39.

So far, the foundation has raised more than £1 million.