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Friends from Barnet and Borehamwood pair up for Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Nolan Trust and Leonard Cheshire Disability
Danny Robinson, from Woodside Park, Barnet, and David Minn, from Borehamwood, completed the Three Peaks Challenge inside 24 hours
A pair of university students tested the peaks of their fitness when they took on a gruelling trekking challenge for charity.
Danny Robinson, from Woodside Park, Barnet, and David Minn, from Oakwood Avenue, Borehamwood, completed the Three Peaks Challenge inside the target time of 24 hours.
The 19-year-olds scaled Scotland, England and Wales's highest mountains Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, and Mount Snowdon to raise more than £2,300 for two charities.
The friends set off at 7.10am on Sunday morning from the foot of Ben Nevis and completed their journey at the base of Mount Snowdon at 7.02am on Monday - a final time of 23 hours and 52 minutes.
Danny's father Morris drove for more than 15 hours and covered more than 1,500 miles transporting the two hikers between climbs.
The cash will be split between two charities close to the hearts of the young men, who both study engineering at different universities.
Danny decided to raise money for the Nolan Trust in memory of his cousin Zoe Jacobs, who died of leukaemia at the age of 15.
Sheffield University student David opted to donate his sponsorship to Leonard Cheshire Disability, an organisation that raises money for various charities including Lavender Fields nursing home in Hitchin, where a friend of his is being cared for.
Danny, who has completed one year at Leeds University, said: "It was absolutely amazing to complete the challenge - incredible. It was so tough physically and mentally but we both enjoyed it.
"We really pushed ourselves and I can't really compare it to anything else I've done. It was a real challenge."
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