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Danny Roberts' Snaefell challenge underway despite weather

Local boxer aiming to run up it 14 times in 2-3 days

Local boxer Danny Roberts has gone ahead with his challenge to run up the height of Mount Everest this weekend - despite the weather conditions.

He's covering the climb by going up Snaefell from Laxey beach fourteen times, and started this morning at 8am.

He's doing it to raise money and awareness for local charities Huntington's Disease IoM and REACH IoM.

Here's the moment he completed his first circuit:

Check our video from Saturday evening as Danny arrived at the Bungalow for a food and warm up break to escape Storm Jorge's 70 mph gusts here 

Saturday evening at The Bungalow and Danny Roberts has stopped for food and a break from Storm Jorge Four runs complete, ten to go and winds gusting at 70mph Sponsor him to support two Manx charities https://bit.ly/2TpvX6G Stay tuned to Manx Radio for updates #manxradio #iom

Posted by Manx Radio on Saturday, February 29, 2020

To find out more and to donate, you can see his crowd funding page here - at the time of writing, the total has just eclipsed £2,000.

Manx Radio is receiving regular live updates on his progress.

At around 11:40, Simon and Kim Quine gave REACH IoM's Adam Hudgeon a call - who is supporting Danny along the way:

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