Brave team to tackle gruelling Snowdon charity challenge

Bob Duncan, Katie Duncan, Emma Saunders and Freya Wilmott are taking on a gruelling set of challenges for MacMillan Cancer Support ANL-160727-120618001
Bob Duncan, Katie Duncan, Emma Saunders and Freya Wilmott are taking on a gruelling set of challenges for MacMillan Cancer Support ANL-160727-120618001

A father and daughter from Bury St Edmunds are taking on a daunting ‘Man vs Mountain’ challenge which will push their physical and mental endurance to the limit.

Bob and Katie Duncan will scale Mount Snowdon in Wales before being tested in a series on punishing challenges – including a 1km vertical climb, a quarry jump into freezing water, a 50m abseil and an underwater obstacle course. The pair will be joined by Katie’s university friends Freya Wincott and Emma Saunders and hope to raise as much money as possible for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Bob and Katie Duncan scaled Mount Snowdon last week in preparation of their Man vs Mountain challenge

Bob and Katie Duncan scaled Mount Snowdon last week in preparation of their Man vs Mountain challenge

The group have raised around £900 so far but are hoping to smash the £1,000 mark. They set off on their challenge at 8.30am on September 3.

Bob said: “I have had prostate cancer and we have both lost people through cancer.

“You have to take a rucksack round with you for the challenge with water, first aid kit and food but have to take it off before you face the water obstacles.

“But we are looking to put our Macmillan T-shirts back on later on so we can cross the finishing line wearing them.”

Katie said: “After completing the London Duathlon for Macmillan last year, I wanted to challenge myself even further this year.

“This time I will be joined by my dad and two friends.

“It has been great to fund-raise together as a team and I look forward to our challenge ahead in September.”

However, Bob doesn’t share his daughter’s optimism.

“I will do it but I’m not looking forward to it,” he said.

“I know just how hard it is going to be.

“But we will go as a team and we’ll finish as a team.”

For more information and to donate please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Team-man-Vs-Mountain.