In his 90th year Herefordian Alan Blake aims to climb Welsh, English and Scottish mountains with an aim to raise 100K for charity.

Alan aims to navigate the majestic hills and mountains of Wales, England, Scotland and beyond, without leaving his own garden. Alan will be raising money for Parkinson’s, Rotary and the local Parish church of Burghill.

Alan will be climbing the bank of his steep riverside garden to complete the same amount of steps as it would take to climb the mountains that he loves.

To complete this challenge Alan will climb the 120 circular steps around his garden on a daily basis.  Since October Alan has climbed the Blorenge, the Sugar Loaf, the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons, Cadar Idris,  Snowdon, Scafell Pike and now heading up Ben Nevis and beyond – Alan has so far climbed over 5,500 steps, and counting.

Alan has been a member of the City of Hereford Rotary Club for more than 50 years and has also been supporting and caring for his wife who has had Parkinson’s for over two decades.

You can sponsor Alan by visiting