Scaling Scafell Pike

Scaling Scafell Pike

Over the May bank holiday weekend, Year 4 pupil Ayesha Sawant scaled one of the highest mountains in England to raise over £50 for the Imran Khan Cancer Charity.

Accompanied by her father and other charity fundraisers, the determined Lady Royd pupil scaled Scafell Pike in the Lake District, which measures a staggering 978 metres (3,209 feet) high.

Ayesha fundraising1Taking one of the popular routes to Scafell Pike across the boulder-strewn slopes,  the Lady Royd pupil took nearly six hours to reach the top, only to be met by wintry conditions and six inches of snow.

But even with the often difficult climbing conditions, the breath-taking panoramic views over the Lakes of Cumbria and the real sense of achievement, made the challenge worthwhile.

Ayesha said: “Some parts were quite tricky because of the huge rocks and it was very cold at the top. Even thought I had six layers of clothes on I could still feel the cold.

“And coming down, the melting snow made it quite slippery and so sometimes quite difficult to climb back down.

“But I really enjoyed the day and the money I have raised will now be sent to Pakistan to help the people who have cancer”.