Yorkshire peaks challenge for West Bradford man

CHALLENGE: Ollie Sanderson, Mark Hammond and Ross Giblin. (s)
CHALLENGE: Ollie Sanderson, Mark Hammond and Ross Giblin. (s)

West Bradford man Mark Hammond will climb the Yorkshire three peaks with five others, to raise money for the mountain rescue team who helped a colleague.

The team, from online car company “motors.co.uk”, will take up their challenge on Saturday, June 18th and hope to raise a large amount for the Torridon Mountain Rescue Team, who cover a wide area of Scotland. The team scaled a rescue operation when Mark’s colleague, Ollie Sanderson and his friend Chris Astill were caught in an avalanche whilst mountaineering last year. Tragically, Chris died in the accident. The walkers aim to raise enough funds to buy new equipment, to help with future emergencies.

Mark said: “Barring Ollie, we are all climbing novices, so it’s a massive challenge. The route consists of a 25 mile walk and climb over the three Yorkshire peaks - Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough and should take us about 12 hours.”

For more information or to make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/motorscouk3peaks