LITTLE Katie Parker has tackled two tough Lake District climbs to raise money for Children In Need – and she’s only six!
Katie climbed Helvellyn, a 3,117ft peak, with dad Dean Parker, 36, from Almondbury, and raised more than £200 in sponsorship.
She tackled the climb while on a camping holiday.
It was her second big climb for Children In Need.
Last year she and her dad walked to the top of 2,323ft Pike o’Stickle.
This year Katie and Dean also walked along the notorious Striding Edge which leads to Helvellyn and is a route considered tough by even experienced walkers.
Katie regularly spends weekends walking the hills around Huddersfield with her dad and German shepherd dog Roxy.
Grandmother Christine Parker, who also lives at Almondbury, said: “Dean was brought up to go walking and he and Katie go walking a lot. She just wants to be outside all the time.”
Katie and her dad have just completed a climbing course at Huddersfield Sports Centre and instructors say she is a ‘natural’.
Mrs Parker said: “Her dad says he finds it harder than she does. She is wonderful and we are really proud of her for supporting Children In Need. She is always very concerned for anyone who hasn’t got as many advantages as she has.”