Esteemed British mountaineer backs Lake District Charity Challenge.

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Respected British Mountaineer Sir Chris Bonnington, is backing Marie Curie’s toughest Mountain Challenge, and is urging people not to miss out on the opportunity to take on the best of the British outdoors whilst raising funds for the charity.

The Scafell Pike Five Peaks Challenge which takes place on September 21, sees participants scaling 5 of the highest peaks in the Lake District in a single day, including the mighty Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England.

At 11.5 miles in length the route is not the longest in the Mountain Challenge Series, however it covers some of the most challenging terrain in the UK. Aimed at walkers with some experience and those wanting a new and exciting challenge, this event caters for people of different fitness levels offering Moderate, Fast and Elite Options for taking part and the full support of experienced Mountain Leaders. So whether you are a weekend walker or a fell runner, this event can be tailored to you.

Speaking about the event, Sir Chris Bonnington commented: “I am delighted to support Marie Curie’s Scafell Pike Five Peaks Challenge and would like to encourage people all across the North to take the opportunity to not only embrace the great British outdoors but to also support a fantastic charity. Every step that you take and every pound that you raise will help Marie Curie Nurses to provide more hands on care and support to terminally ill patients in their own homes”.

Registration for the event is only open until Wednesday September 18 so to avoid missing the opportunity to take part, register toady at www.mariecurie.org.uk/scafell or for more information call the Events Team in the North on 01254 855050.