Climb success for headmaster and friends

RIPON Grammar School headmaster Martin Pearman and friends are celebrating their success in a fundraising Three Peaks challenge.

All the team managed to complete the gruelling climb of the three highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon – in between 24 and 25 hours.

The walkers were raising money for Ripon Community House and expect their final sponsorship total to be in the region of 1,000.

It was an enjoyable weekend, but very tiring, admitted Mr Pearman.

“We experienced snow and sleet on the top of Nevis, thick fog and mist on the top of Scafell Pike and wind and driving rain on top of Snowdon – not bad for June!

“The walking part was about 11 hours and driving was about 13 hours - we covered almost 1,000 miles by the time we got back to Ripon,” said Mr Pearman.

The others involved in the challenge were: Richard Marsden, William Kinread, Jaish Mahan, John Martin, Phil Radcliffe, David Mumford, Simon Robinson, Paul Bradley and John Lawton. The drivers were Neil Anderson and Fiona Pearman.