Dudley's Mayor to tackle UK's highest peak

The Mayor of Dudley is hoping to raise money for his charity appeal by tackling the tallest mountain in the British Isles.

A team of 27 walkers, which includes both the Mayor of Dudley, councillor Mohammed Hanif and deputy Mayor of Dudley, councillor Dave Tyler, will be climbing the mountain today.    

The team are aiming to complete the walk to the summit, which is 1,346m above sea level, in six hours as part of a special Bert Bissell Memorial Walk in honour of the Dudley hero.

Money raised from the charity walk will go towards the mayoral appeal fund which this year is supporting Friends of Alfie Johnson, Diabetes UK and Dudley CIL. Councillor Mohammed Hanif, Mayor of Dudley, said:

“This will be the second time I have taken on the mountain climb challenge and I am amazed at the number of people who are volunteering to give up their time to take part.  

“I’m really grateful to everyone who is participating in the challenge and to those who have sponsored us. The money raised will go towards supporting the work of three fantastic local charities.”

There is a memorial to Bert Bissell, a mountain climber and peace campaigner from Dudley, at Ben Nevis, which the group will visit on their journey. There is also a monument to Bert opposite Dudley Council House, on Coronation Gardens.


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