Attleborough High School pupil completes Three Peaks Challenge for charity

A teenage explorer climbed three peaks in just under 12 hours in aid of charity last Sunday.

Daniel Hewitt, 16, who attends Attleborough High School, completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and hopes to have raised more than �300 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance and Help for Heroes.

'The weather was beautiful – it couldn't have been better. And the views were amazing,' said Daniel, who completed the 24.8-mile circular route in 11 hours 54 minutes with his stepbrother, Michael Lacy, 31, and David Harness, 33.

Together they climbed Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, which form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

'I like to challenge myself,' added Daniel. 'In a couple of years we'd like to do the National Three Peaks Challenge and climb Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike.'

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