Well it IS wet out there! Charity fundraiser Lloyd Scott begins his bid to climb highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales in a full deep-sea diving outfit as he starts out up Ben Nevis
- Lloyd Scott, 58, began the Three Peaks challenge in Scotland today as he began to climb Ben Nevis
- He is raising money and awareness to help disadvantaged and disabled young people battling loneliness
- Scott walked London Marathon in six days in 2002 wearing deep-sea diving suit and received MBE in 2005
A charity fundraiser Lloyd Scott has begun his big to climb the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales dressed in a deep-sea diving suit.
Scott, 58, began his challenge, which will take place over an eight-day period, today by climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland wearing the full orange suit. He will later take on Scarfell Pike in England and Snowdonia in Wales.
He is raising money and awareness to help disadvantaged and disabled young people, who are battling loneliness and isolation.
Lloyd Scott began the Three Peaks challenge today by climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland wearing a 130lb deep-sea diving suit
The former goalkeeper has been fundraising for 30 years and has completed more than 50 events, receiving an MBE for services to charity in 2005
He is raising money and awareness to help disadvantaged and disabled young people, who are battling loneliness and isolation
The challenge comes 18 years after he earned the world record for slowest time to complete a marathon while wearing the same suit – with a time of five days, eight hours, 29 minutes and 46 seconds.
Scott has been fundraising for 30 years and has completed more than 50 events.
He has also cycled across Australia on a penny farthing, completed an underwater marathon and walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats dressed as a T-Rex. He has raised more than £5million.
Scott is best-known for walking the London Marathon in 2002 wearing the diving suit, which took him six days to complete
Scott is attempting the Three Peaks challenge, starting with Ben Nevis in Scotland, before Scarfell Pike in England and Snowdonia in Wales
People pass veteran fundraiser Scott and members of his support team as he attempts to climb the Three Peaks
Members of Scott’s support team help him get into the diving suit before he begins the ascent of Ben Nevis
Scott is helped by members of his support team as he starts the Three Peaks challenge with climbing Ben Nevis in the deep-sea diving suit
The Covid-19 pandemic has left many disadvantaged and disabled young people unable to access vital Lord’s Taverners programmes to meet new friends, socially engage and develop a wide range of personal skills.
The Three Peaks challenge is to be the final event of his fundraising career.
Scott joined Captain Sir Tom Moore, who raised £40million for the NHS, earlier this year for his daily walk, wearing his deep-sea diving suit.
At the end of last month, Captain Tom lent his support to Scott, who he met at his home in Marston Moretaine, Bedford, and even won a short race against while he was wearing his diving suit.
In 2005, Scott received an MBE for his services to charity, joking that it should stand for ‘mad, bonkers, and eccentric’.
Two of his support team help Scott as he walks along a path wearing the orange diving suit and coloured helmet
Scott is pictured wearing the diving helmet as he takes on the Three Peaks challenge for charity
The Three Peaks challenge is to be the last event of his fundraising career after 30 years and more than 50 events
Scott sits outside a tent while a member of his team helps him get into the diving suit
He has also cycled across Australia on a penny farthing, completed an underwater marathon and walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats dressed as a T-Re and has raised more than £5m