THEY reached the top of Ben Nevis after a nine hour marathon trek.
Sammi-Jo Carlin, of Kirkheaton took on the challenge to raise money for Vasculitis UK, after the disease gripped her mum Karen. With friend Marion Tulling, 25 she pair battled 30° heat and raised around £900 for the charity.
Physio student Sammi-Jo, 23 said: "It was really tough at times, as it was on one of the only really hot days we have had this summer. We were with a group of about 25 people who were all raising money for different charities.
"We didn’t know any of them but it was wonderful to hear the reasons why they decided to do it."And we were able to raise awareness of Vasculitis as people always asked when they sponsored us what it was.
"It felt amazing when we reached the top and amazingly there was about two feet of snow on the peak.
"But then we knew we had to get back down again.
"We each carried 2.5litres of water with us and even then we had to stop at natural streams and springs to get more."
Former pub landlady and baker Karen suffers from Churg Strauss syndrome, a form of Vasculitis that only affects one in 1.3million people.
CSS is an auto-immune condition, which means the body turns on itself – white blood cells called eosinophils become too numerous and attack the body’s healthy tissues.
The 48-year-old has been left with permanent nerve damage to her left hand and right leg.
Karen said she was so proud of the girls and their effort to help raise money and awareness of the condition.