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A humorous and heartful account of the 10 Peaks Challenge

Andrea Fisher on her reasons for taking on the 10 Peaks Challenge in support of Urban Uprising.

‘Being employed by a small outdoor charity myself, the fantastic work Urban Uprising does with people in our very own community and, of course, far beyond, was reason enough for me and my partner to take part and support this fundraiser. Also, spending a lovely, sunny weekend in the Lakes at the height of summer, with a bunch of nice outdoors-y people, sounded so convincing all those months ago!

Looking back, the trip was a full on, exciting and a very wet adventure. To the extent that I can probably safely say that I won't find myself anywhere near as wet, windy and squelchy an experience like this one again!

As a consequence, the 10 peaks turned into one, which still felt like 20. However, the camaraderie, positivity and eagerness of everyone in the group who set off and climbed in these conditions, made it all worth a trip down South from Glasgow.

Personally, this experience pushed me out of my comfort zone, made me gain new, unique, feel-good experiences and boosted my resilience, which I understand is what Urban Uprising gives to many young people they work with.

Everyone's combined efforts raised invaluable funds for Urban Uprising. I happily got drenched, blown about, muddy and returned home knackered, knowing young people will get a chance to do something new, exciting, and positive with Urban Uprising - thanks to all of you who sponsored us.

There is still time left to sponsor Urban Uprising and our '10 peaks, one peak, felt like 20 peaks hike', before the Just Giving page will close. Thanks!’

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