This Sunday (13th August), Ben Clough – a super-fit Royal Marines Physical Training Instructor at Commando Training Centre Royal Marines in Lympstone, Devon who originally hails from Lancashire – starts his gruelling National Three Peaks challenge with an extra endurance ‘twist’.
He’s not only planning to climb all three of the highest mountain peaks in the UK (Ben Nevis, Cumbria’s Scafell Pike and Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), but also run the entire distance between start and finish from Scotland to Wales, all within 10 days!
Ben says: “My ‘Summit Attack’ will be the biggest challenge I have embarked on to date. The whole route, including the peaks, is 482 miles. I plan to run between 50-55 miles each day climbing a total of 14,500m (47,592 ft) – one-and-a-half times that of scaling Mount Everest.”
He hopes to raise £48,200 (£100 per mile of his route) for two charities close to his heart, including RMA – The Royal Marines Charity, the tally to date already close to an incredible £5,000!
Ben says: “I want to do everything possible to raise as much money as absolutely possible and plan to smash this challenge out of the park.” https://www.justgiving.com/team/summitattack2023