A MACROOM man was one of three Corkmen to conquer the Four Peaks Challenge and raise much-needed funds for charity.
Ben Shorten from Kilnamartyra outside Macroom works at Heiton Steel in Cork and was joined on the challenge by Daniel Coughlan and James.
They were part of a team of 22 colleagues from Grafton Merchanting ROI, Ireland’s leading building merchanting company which includes brands such as Chadwicks and Heiton Buckley.
The trio raised €68,456 in vital funds for four Irish charities including Focus Ireland, CMRF Crumlin, Pieta House and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, which were carefully chosen by colleagues at Grafton Merchanting ROI.
The Four Peaks challenge saw the group travel across the country to climb the highest mountain in each of Ireland’s four provinces in four days.
In preparation for the mountain ascension, the team carried out months of training for the demanding four-day peaks challenge.
They kicked off the significant feat starting with Carrauntoohil in Co Kerry, followed by Mweelrea in Co Mayo, Slieve Donard in Co Down, and finally finishing with Lugnaquilla in Co Wicklow.