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Local resident completes Three Peaks Challenge blindfolded

190306-Action-shotMatthew was guided by a group of friends, who spent the last few months training alongside him

Wanstead resident Matthew Lee completed the Three Peaks Challenge while blindfolded earlier this month, raising over £22k for the Royal Society for Blind Children.

Matthew was inspired to take on the challenge – which requires climbers to reach the summit of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon within a 24-hour period – by his nine-year-old daughter Alexa, who is losing her sight due to brittle cornea syndrome. “The climb was incredibly tough… but nothing compared to what Alexa has to tackle,” said Matthew.