Former Marine Matt makes it to Commando Memorial

MARINE 3 PEAKS CHALLENGE 30/6/1 Former Royal Marine Matt Disney celebrates his arrival at the Spean Bridge Commando Memorial after his three peaks challenge. He not only climbed Snowdonia, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis carrying a rowing machine on his shoulders but also carried it as he ‘yomped’ between each hill. PICTURE IAIN FERGUSON, THE WRITE IMAGE

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Former Royal Marine Matt Disney celebrated his arrival at the Spean Bridge Commando Memorial at the weekend after what must rank as one of the most arduous Three Peaks challenges ever undertaken and which he did in aid of service charities.

Not only did he climb Snowdonia,  Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis carrying a 26kg rowing machine on his shoulders, but he also carried it as he ‘yomped’ between each hill, finishing at the Commando Memorial in Spean Bridge on Sunday.

At the end of a final day that saw him reach Fort William and the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge facing a blazing hot sun followed by a  lightning storm, Matt commented: ‘Challenge four – 700km rowing machine carry now complete.

‘What a fitting picture to the soccer punch of a last day to end a challenge that’s been full to the brim of its own tough and testing challenges throughout.

‘If you would like to donate for the split-pot for two good causes – Rock 2 Recovery UK and the Royal Marines Charity/RMA for both serving and veterans – then visit justgiving.com/fundraising/DisneyRM.

‘Thank you so much for everyone’s support. Without everyone I couldn’t have done it. ‘

In a statement on its website, the Royal Marines Charity commented: ‘All at RMA – the Royal Marines Charity – would like to thank Disney RM for his hoofing efforts in support of the Corps Family. To support his efforts, please visit his online fundraising page.’

 

PICTURES: IAIN FERGUSON, THE WRITE IMAGE

 

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Former Royal Marine Matt Disney arrives at the Spean Bridge Commando Memorial after his epic Three Peaks Challenge. PICTURE IAIN FERGUSON, THE WRITE IMAGE
Former Royal Marine Matt Disney celebrates his arrival at the Spean Bridge Commando Memorial on Sunday. PICTURE IAIN FERGUSON, THE WRITE IMAGE
Former Royal Marine Matt Disney at the Spean Bridge Commando Memorial with the rowing machine he carried across the country in aid of service charities.PICTURE IAIN FERGUSON, THE WRITE IMAGE
Former Royal Marine Matt Disney enters Fort William as he approaches the end of his Three Peaks Challenge, climbing Snowdonia, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis carrying a rowing machine and walking with it between each of them. PICTURE IAIN FERGUSON, THE WRITE IMAGE