A North-east oil worker is preparing to take part in a punishing fitness challenge
Caria Ammerlaan will embark on the 100 Peaks Challenge later this year. This involves climbing 100 peaks higher than 2,000 feet in Scotland, England, Wales and the Isle of Man. Participants will also cycle and kayak between the mountains.
By the conclusion, they will have climbed the equivalent of eight Mount Everests and walked more than 70 times the distance of a marathon.
The event begins on May 23 and participants will have just 25 days to complete it.
The 100 Peaks Challenge was established by Karl Rushen in memory of his brother Lloyd Newell, who was killed in Afghanistan serving with the SAS. Caria said it was after meeting Karl that she decided to get involved.
The 40-year-old, from Aberdeen, said: “He wanted to do something positive in his brother’s memory and help others. After a selection, I was chosen to be in the full challenge team.”
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