Three girls from Chorleywood have managed to raise more than £3,000 for charity by climbing three of Yorkshire’s highest mountains in a 13-hour hike.
Sophia Malmed, Alice Hall and Lara Murray, all aged between 11 and 12 and pupils at St Clement Danes School , covered just over 24 miles on their trek, starting at 7.10am on Saturday, May 21, and ending them climb at 8.20pm the same day.
Together, they climbed to the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent (694 metres), Whernside (736 metres) and Ingleborough (723 metres), all part of the Pennine range in Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The trek is known as the Three Peaks Challenge Yorkshire and is one of the most popular of its kind in the country, with the summer season attracting hundreds of hikers and charity fundraisers every day.
Speaking about the fundraiser, the girls said:” Everything was fun, especially raising money for charity. We were also happy to meet a lot of dogs on the walk!”
The money that Sophia, Alice and Lara raised will be given to various charities. Sophia’s portion will go to the Dogs’ Trust, Alice’s will go to the North London Hospice and Lara’s will go to the RSPCA.