THE captain of a ladies’ golf team scaled the three highest peaks in the UK to raise hundreds of pounds for guide dogs.

Sharon Warrington, Ladies Captain at Three Rivers Golf Club in Cold Norton, scaled the highest peaks of England, Scotland and Wales for the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Each year members of the golf club raise funds for a different charity, and this year Ms Warrington decided to go the extra mile to help raise as much as possible.

The Three Peaks Challenge involves ascending Ben Nevis in Scotland at 1,345 metres, Scarfell Pike in England, 978 metres, and Snowdon in Wales at 1,085 meters, a total walking distance of 23 miles and a total ascent of 10,052 feet, if possible all within in 24 hours.

Ms Warrington and a small group of other climbers left by mini bus on Thursday May 24 and after an overnight stop arrived at the foot of Ben Nevis at around 4pm the next day.

They reached the summit at around 7.30pm and were back on the way down soon after. They set off in the mini bus for Scarfell Pike at around 11pm the same day arriving shortly before dawn on Saturday morning.

They were at the summit by 8am, and all seemed well to complete all three within the time period.

However, after being badly held up in Bank Holiday traffic, they had to concede that it was not possible to complete the challenge within the 24 hours that they had hoped for so it was decided they would climb Snowdon first thing Sunday.

On Sunday morning they set off at around 6am, with rain and winds touching 50 mph. Despite the conditions, they managed to reach the summit in two and a half hours.

Ms Warrington has managed to raise £700 from the challenge to go to Guide Dogs for the Blind, which will be added to the club members’ total funds raised at the end of the year.