FIVE walkers braved dreadful weather last month to complete the three peaks of Yorkshire challenge to raise cash for a Holme Valley-based disability charity.
Andrew Turton, 48, of Dalton, Glen Bramall, 44, of Brockholes, Neil Rollinson, of Holm- bridge, Jason Heppenstall, of Scissett, and Nick Horn, of Brockholes, battled thick mist, torrential wind and rain to ascend Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in North Yorkshire, in under 11 hours.
Seven other walkers had dropped out due to the weather, but Andrew and the lads fought on to raise £1,000 for Demand (Design and Manufacture for Disability), which designs mobility solutions for disabled people.
Andrew said: “It really did rain just about all the way round. I never saw the top of any of the hills or the stunning views because of the mist. I didn’t take any photos because the camera kept getting wet.
“We said we were going to do it whatever the weather. I had £350 riding on it, so we couldn’t just give up.”
Nick, a Demand craftsman, said: “We were just determined to do it.”