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Alistair Humphreys 1990

AlistairHumphreysFrom the Craven Herald 'The History Pages 21/01/16

Welcome home Alastair!

I am delighted to read about some of Alastair Humphreys' exploits on his four-year bike(s) ride around the world!

I believe that Alastair's wanderlust began at Malsis School in Crosshills in 1990 when, under the direction of Norman Rowbotham, a walking group of nine set off to climb the National Three Peaks in under 24 hours. In later years David Humphreys (Alastair's father) jokingly laid the blame for his son's exploits on us, his teachers, for his first of many challenges!

Our target was to raise money for The Candlelighters Charity. The team raised over £7,200 in sponsorship.

The team consisted of three Malsis boys (Alastair Humphreys, Simon Kavanagh and James Woodman), three former Malsis pupils (Simon Beaufoy, Richard Clark and Craig Carroll) and three members of staff (Tony Carroll, Derek Hannam [friend of Malsis] and Ian Lewis). We had a magnificent support team to drive us to Scotland to climb Ben Nevis, England (Scafell) and Wales (Snowdon). Snow in Scotland, sunrise from Scafell and rain and very strong wind on Snowdon. It took two of us to drag the boys against the headwind through the tunnel under the miniature railway!

We all achieved our target with minutes to spare on 24th June 1990.

Happy memories!

Tony Carroll, 'Limestones' The Mains, Giggleswick BD240AX