BY STACEY HEANEY
DROMORE teenager Robert Hutton is set for the
challenge of a lifetime when he takes part in the Four Peaks
Challenge this summer.
Robert will be amongst 12 teenagers aged
between 15 and 18, who are all members of the Army Cadet Force,
who have set themselves the ' goal of climbing the United
Kingdom's four highest mountains in the space of just 36 hours.
The Cadets will start their marathon climb by tackling the
summit of Slieve Donard (849 metres), before travelling to
Scotland to scale the UK's highest mountain: Ben Nevis (1344
metres), then moving on to Scarfell Pike in England, (978
metres). Finally they will tackle Mount Snowdon in North Wales –
a gruelling 1085 metres, an assault which will be made even
tougher as, in all likelihood, they will complete the climb in
While the sense of achievement will be
remarkable, the tough teens have an even higher goal in mind as
they are using the Four Peaks Climb to raise funds for The
Ulster Cancer Foundation.
Already the cadets have been busy with cake
sales, non uniform days, bag packing and car boot sales to get
the cash flowing, but they are optimistic that the Four Peaks
Climb will attract even higher sponsorship to enable the charity
to continue to support around 8,700 local people who are
diagnosed with cancer each year.
Donations to support the Cadets' Four Peaks
Climb can be made payable to NITR, c/o 34 Cadet Training Team,
St Patrick's Barracks, Ballymena.