EDDIE Whittle's been up and down Yorkshire's Three Peaks, tackled the Lake District mountains and climbed Ben Nevis recently - and that's just in training.
For in January the 27-year-old hospital worker is joining a party ascending Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the Macmillan Nurses in memory of his father John.
Eddie, a former University of Huddersfield student, is a clinical systems lead facilitator at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
He said seeing the nurses helping his father through his illness had inspired him.
He said: "I thought if they can do that, day in day out, helping people so well then I could push myself to climb up a mountain."
His father died in January this year, 18 months after he was initially diagnosed with cancer.
"The nurses were wonderful changing his medication when it wasn't proving effective and they helped him to be active throughout his illness.
"He thought a lot of his Macmillan nurses."
He will be among a party of 32 for the climb and has so far had more than £6,000 pledged and hopes to top the £15,000 mark. Walking up peaks slowly in this country is the recommended preparation for the climb as it helps against altitude sickness, which is the greatest threat to climbers on major peaks.
To sponsor him contact www.justgiving.com/kilimanjaro 07 or he can be contacted on 01484 342122.