A FIREFIGHTER from North Somerset has climbed a mountain nine times in 24 hours for charity.

Blagdon Firefighter Luke Groves took on the ‘10 y Fan’ challenge, aiming to climb the Welsh peak Pen y Fan ten times in just 24 hours.

Through difficult conditions, he achieved an impressive nine climbs, and raised £270 money for The Fire Fighters Charity.

To donate to Luke's fundraiser, visit his JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/page/luke-groves-1713435678894?utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=page%2Fluke-groves-1713435678894&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=pfp-share

Luke said: “This was a really tough experience, but I’m pleased to say that I managed nine climbs, totalling 7974 meters, and with a descent distance of over 35 miles.

“I really appreciate all the support and any donations big or small will go towards supporting the vital work of such an important charity that so many of us have benefitted from.”

A spokesperson for Avon Fire and Rescue said: "Close to the hearts of all our staff, The Fire Fighters Charity provides support services and treatment to more than 13,500 serving and retired members of staff from UK fire and rescue services.

"It is run at a cost of £9 million a year and is functions solely on donations from the general public and fire community."