Tough trek was worth it

Pete and Steve's Peru trek
Pete and Steve's Peru trek

Two intrepid trekkers from Tansley helped raise more than £20,000 for charity with a once in a lifetime trip to deepest, darkest Peru.

Tansley residents Pete Norman and Steve Jones completed a charity challenge trek to Machu Picchu in Peru.

Pete raised almost £3,500 for Parkinson’s UK and Steve, along with a group of other trekkers, raised almost £18,000 for Reach charity.

The trekkers said that their hike to the lost city of the Incas had been a gruelling experience, but had been well worth the effort in the end.

Pete said: “The long flight from Heathrow to Madrid, Madrid to Lima, Lima to Cusco was made all worthwhile by the stunning scenery and friendly Peruvian people.

“The trek up to 4,500 metres was hard work due to the high altitude but was a trip of a lifetime and worth every breathless step.

“Machu Picchu was equally breathtaking in its beauty.”

Pete and Steve added that they would like to thank everybody who sponsored and supported them in their fundraising efforts for the trip.