Lake challenge ends on a high

The Pike & Paddle team, from left, Jawaid Iqbal, Iain Nutter, Ev Pritchard and Jayne Harris, on Scafell Pike

The Pike & Paddle team, from left, Jawaid Iqbal, Iain Nutter, Ev Pritchard and Jayne Harris, on Scafell Pike

First published in News

Four people have completed a gruelling Lake District challenge in aid of Manorlands.

The team – Ev Pritchard, his partner Jayne Harris, Jawaid Iqbal and Iain Nutter – kayaked 20 miles across Coniston Water on Saturday.

And the following day they conquered 3,208ft-high Scafell Pike, covering a route of about 11 miles.

They hope their energy-sapping Pike & Paddle will raise at least £1,000 for the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice once all sponsorship money has been collected.

“We’ve got lots of aches and pains but we all completed it,” said Mr Iqbal, who owns Prestige Driver Training in Keighley.

“It was hard work but the sense of achievement afterwards is fantastic and it’s for a great cause.

“When we were doing the kayaking it got very windy and choppy so it was difficult, but we managed to finish in about six hours.

“On the Scafell climb, the weather was fine when we set out but it changed dramatically as we got higher and it was freezing cold with some snow on the ground when we got to the top. But what a wonderful experience.”

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