A SOLDIER from Huddersfield is to climb the equivalent of Everest on a step machine to raise money for a children’s charity.
Corporal Kristian Tankard, 24, from Bradley, and three fellow soldiers will ascend the equivalent of the world’s highest peak on the machine’s toughest setting on August 10-11.
The four soldiers hope to raise cash for Hope (Handicapped, Orphaned, Poor and Exploited).
Hope helps severely disadvantaged children in the UK and worldwide, including landmine victims in Sri Lanka and street children in Africa and the Philippines.
Kristian, a physical training instructor for the 25 Training Support Regiment at Deepcut Barracks in Surrey, has been in the Army for six years.
He said: “I am willing to put myself through agony to help others.”
For more information on Hope visit www.hope4c.org
To sponsor Kristian visit www.justgiving.com/24hourevereststepperchallenge