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Three Peaks Challenge

Well done Lucy!

Gillian is so proud of her daughter, Lucy’s, accomplishment!. She sent me this note and pictures which I am delighted to post. Here’s what she says about it:

“Ben. Pleased to confirm that Lucy has achieved the 3 Peak challenge with the Group supporting the Charity, “Fighting Blindness”.  She climbed Mount Snowdon on Tuesday, Scafell Pike on Wednesday and finally she reached the top of Ben Nevis at 1 pm today!  She also helped guide blind and partially sighted people on the 3 Peaks too. So proud of her – it is a wonderful achievement! ”  Here! here! (Ben)

Click on the pictures for detail

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Lucy on top of one of the peaks

Lucy on top of one of the peaks

Lucy and friend on top of another . . . .

Lucy and friend on top of another . . . .

Lucy on her way up . . .

 on her way up . . .

Lucy's view down . . . .

Her glorious view down . . . .

One of the blind climbers

One of the blind climbers

Ben Nevis . . . .

Ben Nevis . . . .

 . . . at the top!

. . . at the top!

Footnote: Such are the ironies of this lottery we call “life”, Gillian tells me that her other daughter, Debby, (Lucy’s sister) was declared legally blind in June!

THE END

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One Response

  1. Congratulations Lucy. A great accomplishment

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