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Alarm front man sings on Snowdon
Mike Peters (right)
Peters (right) plans to play at the Everest base camp in October
Welsh rocker Mike Peters, front man of The Alarm, has performed on Snowdon, watched by around 100 walkers accompanying him on the trek.

Peters, who has twice been diagnosed with cancer, held one show half way up before later heading for the summit as mist cleared later on Saturday.

The 48-year-old, a keen walker, is holding a series of high altitude concerts to raise money.

It is part of Peters' Snowdon Rocks hospital fundraising campaign.

Peters, from Dyserth in Denbighshire, was joined up Wales' highest mountain by medical staff from Glan Clwyd hospital in Bodelwyddan and Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor, who have both treated his illness.

Also on the walk were a group of Welsh Guardsmen.

He is an inspiration
Elfed Roberts of North West Wales NHS Hospital Trust,

In the party was Derek Weir, who suffered the same form of cancer as The Alarm founder and was treated alongside him.

Mr Weir said:"The attitude Mike has shown towards the illness and the hard treatment has been terrific.

"He's been an inspiration to all of us and I just had to go with him on the walk.

Elfed Roberts, chairman of North West Wales NHS Hospital Trust, said the star's actions were invaluable to the work of the cancer unit in Ysbyty Gwynedd.

"It's not just the money he will raise, but this walk will raise awareness of what can be done to treat cancer sufferers.

"He is an inspiration."

Mike Peters
Mike Peters meets fans near the cafe half way up Snowdon

In April, Peters walked to the top inside New York's Empire State Building and played despite the city enduring one of its worst storms in decades.

He is also on the billing for a concert in October at the base camp of Mount Everest and a finale concert in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Before setting off up Snowdon, Peters said the prospect of wind and rain would not deter him, especially after his experience of climbing the 1,576 steps of the Empire State Building in a gale.

Peters, who became a father for the second time in January, said: "The storm was raging and it made it more symbolic of the fight {against cancer].

"You would feel the building move a little bit when you got higher up. They were going to close the observation deck, where we were playing.

Blood cells

In Wales he had to play his gig at the Halfway Station Cafe, a set which was to include numbers such as Rain in the summertime and Where were you hiding when the storm broke?

Peters first beat leukaemia 12 years ago. Then in 2005, he was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CCL), a cancer of white blood cells and is still undergoing drug therapy despite being in remission.

On Friday he staged a concert at Rhyl Town Hall in aid of the North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre at Glan Clwyd hospital, and later on Saturday, he fronts another at Galeri Caernarfon, for the Alaw Unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor.

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