A MAN from Bradford is challenging himself to a three-day mountain expedition to raise money for charity.

Adam Clarke, a 38 year-old contract manager for Bradford Council is taking on the 'Snowhole Challenge' to raise money for Mind in Bradford.

The challenge involves trekking up the the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland, which have been described as 'highest, wildest, sub-arctic plateau in Britain', and will involve carving a 'snowhole' bed for himself for the two nights.

Adam will be taking part with his friend, Justin Thomas and four other brave individuals next month.

He said: "We want to raise funds for their vital work with helping people with their mental health challenges, I just really believe in what the charity does and we're up for a bit of a challenge really.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Adam's ice pick and map for trainingAdam's ice pick and map for training

We've got three days and two nights, where we will be trekking up a mountain, dig out a hole and sleep in it for a night, then do the same the next day and night and sleep out again that night.

"I think there's going to be someone with us to show us with us so we wont just be left on the side of a mountain."

Adam said that although he is a keen hiker, and enjoys mountain walks, he has never endured such a challenge in the winter time, adding that it is 'all new to him.'

He said: "It's a pretty intense trek, it's going to be a bit of a challenge, I do like getting up into the mountains but three days is going to be pretty full on. I'm most nervous for the second day, having to carry on even if we're freezing cold or wet through.

Hopefully it will be okay and not too freezing. They've said the weather wont cancel it, so we will be trekking whatever the weather condition. I'm looking forward to it.. I think, and to raise the money."

Adam has been following a training plan to get himself ready for the big expedition, which involves him running five days a week, and taking part in long treks.

However, recently he has injured his shoulder when he was 'taken out by a gail force wind' during a practise walk in Snowdonia, but he's hoping he will recover in time for the challenge.

The challenge is taking place from 14-16 March, 2022.

The team are hoping to raise £1,000 per person.

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