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Firefighter in Snowdon challenge

SHELDON firefighter Pete Oakley will pushing himself to the limits when he undertakes an incredible challenge for charity.

SHELDON firefighter Pete Oakley will pushing himself to the limits when he undertakes an incredible challenge for charity.

The thirty-year-old plans to climb up and down Mount Snowdon on all its seven recognised routes, one after another, with all of his firefighter’s gear on.

Ascending and descending the 1,085 metre mountain, he will cover 105 miles, and estimates it will take him at least 24 hours.

Pete is hoping his training as a Royal Marine will assist him in his monumental task but it will be the thought of the charities he hopes to raise lots of cash for that will keep him going.

He said: “It’s going to be testing, but if I can raise money for these four good causes, then it will all be worthwhile.

“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and I decided to go for it because the fire service encourages you to do lots of

fundraising events.”

The charities that will benefit from the firefighter’s extraordinary effort are the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust, Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s burns unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital’s heart and lung unit and Help for Heroes.

Pete will be tackling the mountain on March 28 and will be assisted by a small team of volunteers.

 

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