The amazing John Clark and a team of his friends and family will be climbing the three highest mountains in the UK, Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, over one weekend to raise money for CRPS UK. Here it is in John’s own words:
“I had wanted to walk the 3 peaks to raise money for CRPS UK for some time as my wife Sandra had developed CRPS after breaking her wrist in September 2014.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), is a condition which is rated by the McGill scale as the most painful in the world. CRPS is characterised by severe pain, colour and temperature changes, swelling and movement dysfunction. CRPS UK works to help people with CRPS live the best lives they can.
We have now a group of 8 walkers (including both my daughters Hayley & Jennifer) who are mainly members of Bannatynes health club in Shrewsbury.
We have been training hard since the start of April and have climbed some formidable mountains in all weather conditions, Cadr Idris, Snowdon, Tryfan, the 3 Breiddons, the Glydders.
The challenge takes place on 2nd July, we leave Shrewsbury at around 6am and will climb Ben Nevis at around 5pm, move on to Scafell Pyke by first light and Snowdon around midday, we will have walked 26 miles and driven over 900 miles by the time we return to Shrewsbury on Sunday evening.
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