Pair complete three peaks challenge

Peter Reed (left) and John Clafton on the summit of Ben Nevis.
Peter Reed (left) and John Clafton on the summit of Ben Nevis.

Two members of Whitley Bay’s St Edward’s Fellwalkers group have completed a three peaks challenge by climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours.

Peter Reed and John Clafton began by climbing Scotland’s Ben Nevis in the early hours of a Saturday morning, then headed south to England’s Lake District to climb Scafell Pike later that day and to Wales to scale Snowdon early hours the following morning.

The walkers were driven between mountains by John’s wife, Cheryl, covering the best part of 1,000 miles.

Peter said: “Although Ben Nevis called on all our navigational skills to find the summit, heading off into the darkness just before midnight on a very wet and windy night in Wales required some determination.”

St Edwards Fellwalkers organise less ‘challenging’ walks every other Saturday throughout the year in areas such as Northumberland, Cumbria, Scotland, and Yorkshire. A wide range of abilities are catered for, and there is a choice of four walks every time out. For more information, visit the website or contact Val on 0191 251 5591.