Well done to Ironman David Bor (The Actuary, November 2012) for completing the Three Peaks Challenge twice in the same month
The challenge sees participants scaling the UK's three largest mountains - Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales - in 24 hours or less, including driving time. The overall distance walked is estimated at 42km (26 miles) with a total ascent of 3,000m (9,800ft).
The first time, David took a team including his daughter Rebecca and six of her university friends. However, sore limbs and a wrong turn at the top of Scafell Pike ultimately led to only two of the team continuing onto Snowdon and completing the challenge with David.
The second time, David went by himself and completed the challenge in 17 hours, 52 minutes. It went much more smoothly this time, although there was heavy sleet and strong winds at the top of Ben Nevis. Despite a lack of clothing, David coped and made it down in very good time.
David is raising money for The Fed, which looks after disabled and elderly members of the Jewish community in north Manchester, and Israeli charity Eshel, which provides food and help to some of the country's poorest children.
If you wish to support David, you can donate at www.thefed.org.uk/davidbor/
For more information on the two charities, please visit www.thefed.org.uk and www.colelchabad.org