Melton man, 47, conquers 24 peaks in 24 hours in aid of anti-human trafficking and slavery charity

Melton man Andrew Wrath, who climbed 24 peaks in 24 hours in support of the charity Hope for Justice, is pictured here on his way up 'Red Screes' in the Lake District EMN-160614-125603001
Melton man Andrew Wrath, who climbed 24 peaks in 24 hours in support of the charity Hope for Justice, is pictured here on his way up 'Red Screes' in the Lake District EMN-160614-125603001

A Melton man has scaled an incredible 24 peaks in 24 hours for a charity aiming to end slavery and human trafficking.

Andrew Wrath (47) took park in his gruelling 24 peaks challenge - described as the UK’s toughest trekking challenge - in the Lake District at the weekend.

He said: “The aim is to climb 24 mountains, each at least 2,400ft high, in 24 hours. I was bruised, battered and nearly broken but I did it!”

Andrew started at Bowfell on Saturday and finished on Watson’s Dodd on Sunday, taking in such iconic peaks as Scafell Pike and Helvellyn.

He added: “It was wet on Saturday but the highlights were fantastic clear views on Sunday. The toughest point was on Great Gable on Saturday night - the climb seemed to go on for ever.”

Andrew was driven on to support the work of UK-based charity Hope for Justice which works to identify and rescue victims of human trafficking in the UK.

So far he’s raised over £2,400 from his 24-peak feat.

Having supported the charity for six years, he said: “It has assisted hundreds of victims of trafficking since 2008 including children.

“We think slavery was eradicated hundreds of years ago but the horrific truth is we come across cases of modern day slavery right across our nation today. It’s great to be able to support an organisation that is responding in a proactive way and giving people hope and their lives back.”

You can donate at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Andrew-Wrath4