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Publish Date: 14/09/2012
Tom's Three Peak Challenge
"I have always had an interest in hiking and this challenge seemed perfect to not only get out and enjoy the countryside in one of England’s most beautiful areas, but to also test my fitness and endurance.
"I did the walk with a colleague from work, Alex, as we wanted to do something together for charity as our employer allowed us to take one day off a year to raise money for charity.
"We agreed to do the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge and set a date for the 22nd June, however, due to our wonderful English summer, torrential rain meant it was postponed!
"When it got to the day, we could not have asked for better weather. After descending from the first mountain, Pen-Y-Ghent, I decided to take a ‘short-cut’ down a small path that veered off the main walking route. However a few miles down the path we encountered a huge patch of marsh land which in the end we just had to wade through (it came up to our knees in patches). The rest of the walk was fine as our trousers dried off in the sun fairly quickly!
"I decided to raise money for The LGF because I wanted to help a charity I could relate to. I believe that homophobia is a problem in society today and although awareness and tolerance is far greater than it was 10 years ago, there is still a long way to go."
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