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Former marine carries 26kg rowing machine up Britain's highest peaks

Matthew Disney and his rowing machine. Credit: Jason Howard Photography

A former Royal Marine is taking on the challenge of lugging a 26kg rowing machine up three of Britain's highest peaks.

Matthew Disney is raising money for charity by walking the entire distance between Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis and then at the top of each peak rowing the distance equivalent to the height of each mountain.

The aim of the 700km journey is to raise £10,000 for two military charities.

Rock 2 Recovery UK that helps tri-service with PTSD that are on the brink of suicide, and The Royal Marines Charity that help Marines & their families in times of need.

Disney has already conquered Snowdon and Scafell Pike already, and is now on the road to Ben Nevis in Scotland.

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He has a large following on social media and has recorded his progress at every hurdle.

In his most recent post, he describes the moment a Carlisle runner gave him a high-five as he ran through the city, and when he met some local celebrities on his trip through the Lakes.

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The former marine aims to complete the challenge on Armed Forces Day at the Commando Memorial in the Scottish Highlands.