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Men Brave Fog On Highest Summit For Charities

Friday August 2 2013


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THREE men braved fog on the highest summit in England - to raise money for two Barnsley charities.

The climb up Scafell Pike in the Lake District was a special triumph for one of the men - Darrell Mitchell - as he has lost more than seven stones in weight.

Darrell, 40, from Dodworth, did the climb for the Pippa Jones Little Treasure Trust, which supports families who have children with cancer.

He is manager of Digital, formerly Retro on Wellington Street in Barnsley, and has so far collected £500 in sponsor money.

He did the climb with his brother Tim, 38, and their friend James Holder, 35, of Poplars Road, Kendray.

James said: "We got a bit lost on the climb because fog set in. It took us two and a half hours to get up but four and a half hours to get down."

Darrell's wife Emma said: "I was waiting with our daughters Evie and Iris and James's wife and daughter. The weather couldn't have been any worse - thick fog and raining."

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Reply Posted by flapper on Friday August 2 2013 at 21:51
What a fantastic thing to do. Feel proud. Nice to hear a heartwarming story.

Reply Posted by Janet on Monday August 5 2013 at 07:21
I've done that walk in the fog, its pretty horrible, well done to them.

Reply Posted by pip on Saturday August 17 2013 at 08:43
Da can hear a penny drop up here, what a fantastic heartwarming feeling