Yvonne Booth: I Created A '10 Peaks In 10 Hours' Challenge For MS
In 2011, Yvonne Booth designed and created the '10 in 10' challenge – to climb 10 peaks in 10 hours in the Lake District.
She designed it as a response to her husband Duncan’s diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 2010 at the age of 39. Multiple Sclerosis is a debilitating neurological disease with no cure. As a wife and mother, she wanted to do something positive and help raise money for research into this cruel illness.
Since then, Yvonne has run the event once a year – raising money for the MS Society UK. The challenge now sees hundreds of fundraisers climb 10 mountains in 10 hours, and she has also introduced the option to climb 5 mountains in 5 hours.
We caught up with Yvonne to find out more about the event, what it's like to undertake, and how you can get involved.
1:19 : How the 10 in 10 came about
6:14 : Why climbing mountains?
8:13 : What it's like doing 10 in 10
9:57 : How people get through it
11:43 : Raising money for MS Society UK
15:14 : Reaching each peak
16:34 : The 2022 challenge
17:51 : Advice for others
20:01 : What does it mean to Duncan?
21:23 : What does defiant optimism mean to you?
23:11 : Where to find out more
23:42 : Closing remarks
Find out more about the 10in10: https://10in10.org.uk/who-we-are/
Support the MS Society UK: https://www.mssociety.org.uk/