Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Joseph,7, Battles 80mph Winds in Charity Ben Nevis Climb

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Joseph,7, Battles 80mph Winds in Charity Ben Nevis Climb

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A DETERMINED seven-year-old climbed to the top of Britain's highest mountain in 80mph winds to raise cash for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (RMCH).

Joseph Hibbert battled awful conditions on Ben Nevis because he was worried poorly kids wouldn't get the money unless he reached the summit.

Joseph, from Cheadle Hulme, has been fundraising for the charity since he was just three years old, after he watched a video about it and decided he wanted to do something for the poorly children at the hospital. So far he has taken part in six races - including setting himself the challenge of running 5k before the age of five - and raised thousands of pounds.

This year he decided to up the ante even further by climbing the 4,411ft Scottish mountain.

His mum Shelley Hibbert said: "When we got three-quarters of the way up, the weather turned - there were winds of up to 80mph, and it was hailing. …

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