His endeavour, which takes place next Friday (June 28), involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales. The total walking distance is 23 miles (37km) and the total ascent is 3,064 metres (10,052ft).
Ben will be undertaking the Challenge with his brother Danny and father Ken. Ben said: “My brother has roped me into this and rather than training, I’m relying on sibling rivalry to get me through. If I had to bet, I think my dad will beat us both – and he’s 71! We’re aiming to complete it in 24 hours because Derian House Children’s Hospice is a worthy cause.”
Based in Chorley, Derian House Children’s Hospice is a charity offering a range of support for more than 400 families from across Lancashire looking after a child or young person with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition.
To support Ben, you can donate directly to his fundraising page at https://www.justgiving.com/Ben-Wadeson.
L-R: Ben Wadeson with his brother Danny and father Ken