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Fired up for trek challenge.

A firefighter has swapped his hose reel for a back pack on a gruelling trek around Scotland.

Mark Tate, from Cullercoats, North Tyneside, is tackling the West Highland Way, a marathon 95-mile expedition from Glasgow to Fort William. He will walk more than 15 miles a day for six days.

Mark hopes to raise hundreds of pounds for Breast Cancer Research at Newcastle's RVI and the National Fire Service Benevolent Fund.

Based at Wallsend Fire Station, Mark said: "We will be totally self-sufficient throughout the walk, carrying all our supplies with us and pitching our tents wherever we can."

Taking on the challenge with Mark are pals Darren Howes, Peter and Dave Rusby and Robert Peach.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jun 15, 2007
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