The Three Peaks 2013


On 1 June Patrick's cousin Rhiannon Stroud is taking on the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales for the Patrick Evans Foundation. Here, she talks about why she's chosen to pick up the challenge.


On the 1st of June, I am taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge. This gruelling ordeal means walking Ben Nevis, Scaffel Pike and Snowdonia in just 24 hours. That's 26 miles of walking, 10,000 feet and 950 driving miles from my house in Ross-On-Wye, to Scotland, to the Lake District, to North Wales. This will not only test my walking stamina but also my ability not succumb to my usual travel sickness - a challenge in itself!
Can you imagine walking 3 mountains, in 3 countries, in 24 hours? Me neither.
So why am I doing this? A crazy woman? A law student on the edge?
No, my friends. In 2009, my cousin, Patrick, was killed in a skiing accident in France. He was 21, my age now. I miss him every day and would do anything to have him back. My amazing cousins, his siblings, set up a charity in his name.
In unbelievable adversity, they have been utterly inspiriational.
I know times are tough - and I won't beg - but if you've got a spare few pounds and fancy donating to a really worthy cause - please do consider me. I promise I will do my very best and try to make you all proud!

To sponsor Rhiannon please visit her fundraising page here.

For a lovely article written by Rhiannon in her local paper see below..