Conor’s 3 peaks chal­lenge

Mum adds fam­ily sup­port

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A Cam­bus­lang stu­dent is hop­ing to scale the heights for a good cause to­day (Wed­nes­day).

Conor McGlinchey will take on the Na­tional 3 Peaks Chal­lenge, with a lit­tle help from his mum Shona.

And kind-hearted Conor, who works at Mor­ri­son’s in Cam­bus­lang, will be aim­ing to raise money for CLIC Sar­gent char­ity too.

The chal­lenge will see Conor try to sum­mit Ben Ne­vis (Scot­land), Scafell Pike (Eng­land) & Mount Snow­don (Wales) all within 24 hours, start­ing with Ben Ne­vis this morn­ing.

The to­tal climb is 3,064m, with a walk­ing dis­tance of 37km, and a driv­ing time of around 10 hours be­tween them, with Shona tak­ing charge of the driv­ing.

Hav­ing pre­vi­ously trekked to Mount Ever­est’s base camp last year, Conor is ex­cited by the new chal­lenge.

He said: “I quite like to push my­self and do dif­fer­ent chal­lenges, so it should be re­ally good. Ever­est was pretty hard but three peaks over 24 hours will prob­a­bly be the tough­est thing I’ve done.

“Mor­risons as a whole has CLIC Sar­gent as their cho­sen char­ity, and it’s a char­ity that do a lot of good so it seemed an ob­vi­ous way to help them out.”

He’s also pleased to have his mum’s sup­port, as well as work col­leagues.

The for­mer Cathkin pupil added: “It’s re­ally nice. She’s of­fered to do all the driv­ing, so that’ll be good, and she’ll be a great sup­port to have - I’ll be able to sleep be­tween the moun­tains that way!

“My store man­ager has been re­ally sup­port­ive, and I’ve had some nice do­na­tions from other staff. Hope­fully I’ll get a lit­tle more be­fore I go.”

Any­one want­ing to help Conor out can visit www.just­giv­­ing/ conor-mcglinchey for more de­tails.

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