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Pals' twin peaks challenge.

A MISHAP on the way saw a Three Peaks Challenge become two peaks for a group of Teesside fundraisers.

The team of friends - James O'Brien, Dave Robson, Danny Martin, Chris Burrell, Adam Hadfield, Chris Pearce, Neil Farwell, Richard Read, Alan Cossavella, Ian Matthews, Martyn Read and drivers Terry Bolton and Alec Conway - set off in confi-dent mood in their bid to complete the Three Peaks Challenge by scaling Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon in 24 hours.

But four hours into their journey near Loch Lomond, they had to take evasive action to avoid a lorry in their lane which was heading towards them. Thankfully no-one was hurt but with the van damaged after hitting a wall, driving reinforcements were needed and Geoff Horrocks, a longterm contractor of BOC in Tees Dock Road, Middlesbrough, set off, despite having just done an eight hour shift.

Sadly, the delays meant they didn't have time to climb Ben Nevis. But the hardy team still raised nearly PS3,000 for Cancer Research - chosen because two team members have family battling the disease - by conquering the other two peaks, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. And undeterred, they are vowing to do all three peaks next year.

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jun 23, 2015
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