Vicar conquers the three highest peaks in Yorkshire

Reverend Geoff Hollingsworth.
Reverend Geoff Hollingsworth.

A vicar has scaled the three highest peaks in Yorkshire to raise much-needed funds for churches in the area.

Reverend Geoff Hollingsworth, 62, who is the vicar of the Pocklington Group of Churches, reached the summit of mountains Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, which is a total climb of about 7,000 feet. He said: “The sun shone brightly, the skies were cloudless and the views were spectacular. Fortunately I didn’t need any heavy walking gear.

“It was still a challenge to climb the peaks in the warmth but the weather made it so enjoyable.” Mr Hollingsworth has raised more than £1,000 for nine churches in Pocklington, Burnby, Givendale, Hayton, Huggate, Londesborough, Millington, Nunburnholme and Shiptonthorpe, which make up the Pocklington Group of Churches.