Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Summit of Success as Pair Scale England's Peaks for Sport Relief

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Summit of Success as Pair Scale England's Peaks for Sport Relief

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Byline: David Cohen

TWO teenagers have scaled England's four highest peaks in harsh sub-zero conditions in aid of Sport Relief.

Inspired by an article in the Evening Standard linking the Dispossessed Fund to Sport Relief, Scott Redington and David Roberts, both 19 and reading philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London, set out to conquer all four summits in the Lake District within 36 hours.

"I loved climbing as a kid, and when I saw the Standard was encouraging people to get involved supporting Sport Relief, I got enthused," said Mr Redington. "I am a fan of Ranulph Fiennes and like the way he does physical challenges for good causes, so I said to David, 'fancy a climb for charity?'" The two set off last Monday at 7.15am, each carrying a 7kg pack with tent, food, water, and cooking equipment, but towards the top of their first mountain, Sca Fell (3,162 ft), the cloud moved in and visibility was reduced to a few yards. "It tested our navigational skills to the max and then on the summit, it was -5C and howling winds of up to 50mph that almost blew us off our feet," he said. …

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