Breast cancer survivor to climb the three peaks on her stairs
PUBLISHED: 10:07 01 May 2020 | UPDATED: 10:15 01 May 2020
A woman has vowed to climb 747 flights of stairs – the equivalent of the three peaks challenge – to raise money for a breast cancer charity.
In preparation Chloe Bailey completed 210 flights of stairs at her townhouse home in Costessey, the same height as climbing Snowdon in Wales, in just over two hours two weeks ago.
But for the three peaks challenge, where participants climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours, the 34-year-old has set the target of 12 hours, which factors out the travel time between the mountains in normal circumstances.
Mrs Bailey, a packaging developer at Kinnerton Confectionary in Fakenham, who has been called “mad” by loved ones for doing the challenge, will begin the climb on Friday May, 1.
She saod: “When I did the equivalent of Snowden at home I first found it really easy but by the 20th flight it got really hard. After that I got into a rhythm and it passed quite quickly and I felt really proud afterwards.”
“I did the climb barefoot and had normal endurance snacks, like bananas and proteins bars. I will do the same when I do the three peaks challenge although this time I will be listening to music which I couldn’t do before as my husband was working.”
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She will raise money for CoppaFeel!, a charity close to Mrs Bailey’s heart, as she was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago after finding a pea-sized lump in her left armpit.
Following a diagnosis of stage two breast cancer Mrs Bailey underwent a course of radiotherapy and a lumpectomy, as well as the removal of six lymph nodes as a precautionary measure.
Due to treatment she was forced to postpone her £12,000 dream wedding in the Caribbean for one year and is now dedicated to raising awareness of early cancer detection.
Mrs Bailey said: “I was really fortunate as my cancer was caught early and I did not need vigorous treatments. The work of CoppaFeel! is so important as they educate women about their bodies and send text reminders to check, which helps detects cancer before it progresses.”
■ To donate visit www.comeflywithgicoppafeel.everydayhero.com/uk/chloe-s-trek-across-the-sahara-desert