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  Beccie, eight, climbs 'three peaks' in 24 hours
Updated 29 August 2003, 17.27
Beccie on one of her adventures
Eight-year-old mountaineer Beccie Shedden has achieved something many people three times her age would find difficult.

Fact File
Beccie's adventure
Sat, 4pm: Snowdon climb started
Sun, 1am: Scafell Pike climb started
Sun, 10am: Ben Nevis climb started
Total climbing time: 23 hours 15 mins
She climbed Britain's three highest peaks in less than 24 hours.

Her adventure started in Wales, when she clambered up Snowdon, accompanied by her dad Rob.

Then they grabbed a lift from Wales to the Lake District, climbing Scafell Pike in the middle of the night.

Their last stop was Ben Nevis in Scotland.

Brilliant

Beccie and her dad conquered the three peaks - totalling a massive 11,000ft - in just 23 hours and 15 minutes.

Map of the three peaks

Beccie, from Barnsley, said it was a brilliant experience.

"The best bit was walking in the dark. I'd never done that before," she said.

Scared

She prepared for her adventure by getting a good night's sleep and munching on a breakfast of bacon, eggs and beans.

"I felt a little bit scared at first, but I forgot about that as soon as we started climbing.

"I just wanted to do it. Nothing was going to stop me."

Beccie's dad said he was amazed she had done so well.

"It was a big achievement for someone so small."

Passion

Meanwhile, Beccie's passion for climbing goes from strength to strength.

"I'm going to do the three peaks again when I'm older," she said.



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