A PENISTONE foster carer will be climbing one of the world’s highest peaks.

Mark Slater will scale Mount Toubkal in Morocco – which has a height of 4,167 metres – in aid of the Association of Barnsley Foster Carers.

He will be doing this early next year following his recent hike to the Everest base camp.

Mark said: “In these difficult times it is more important than ever that the most vulnerable children in society that may not have had the best start in life are given the best opportunity to thrive and develop.

“It is beneficial for the children because they can meet other children and young people who are in similar situations.

“So I am asking for support from people to be able to continue to provide these activities and events that the children enjoy.”