Divers prepare Four Peaks assault
Charity effort at high altitude raising money for Help For Heroes
A group of friends is planning to dive four high altitude lakes in 48 hours for the Help For Heroes charity.
Drysuit manufacturer Typhoon International has generously lended support to the enterprise.
48 hours to dive the highest lakes in the UK
The challengers will have just 48 hours in which to dive the highest lakes in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.
These are Lough Atona (475m), Loch Coire An Lochan (996m), Ffynon Lloer (650m) and Red Tarn (718m) respectively.
Just to be clear, these aren’t exactly Wraysbury lake: one has no path to it at all, and another is normally considered only accessible by helicopter, for instance.
Two teams will be transported between the mountains by drivers, but otherwise they’ll be reliant on their own stamina and sheer determination to lug gear up to the dive sites.
Once there, rules state each diver must be fully submerged for at least 10 minutes for it to count.
In all, twelve divers will be supported by four walkers, with the two drivers at ‘base camp’ car park readying the (not doubt welcome) hot drinks and sandwiches.
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