LOCALS TO SCALE NEW HEIGHTS IN AID OF SOSAD

5 May 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Cianna McNally

How do you like the idea of climbing three of the highest mountains in the United Kingdom in just 24 hours? While this may not be a task for the fainthearted, it’s a challenge that a group of Monaghan people have set for themselves as a fundraiser for SOSAD, an Irish organisation that helps people dealing with suicide. Sixteen locals – known as the Three Peaks crew – will travel to Glasgow on 19th May and make their way to Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Once they set foot on it the clock will start counting down.

After conquering Ben Nevis, the intrepid group will then proceed to climb Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales. “This journey will involve 900km travelled by bus, 42km climbed, 16,000ft ascended and descended and all of this will be done during a 24-hour time period. We aim to start in Ben Nevis circa 5pm and finish at the bottom of Snowdon…
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