A Harborough musician scaled the heights as he took part in an incredible challenge which saw a brass band reach the top of Britain’s highest peaks - with their instruments.
Steven March, who started playing with the Harborough Band, joined 30 other brass players from across the country to complete the feat.
The group scaled Ben Nevis in Scotland, England’s highest peak Scafell Pike and Snowdon in Wales in just 24 hours, while performing Flower of Scotland, Jerusalem and Land of our Fathers respectively at the top of each.
The band, calling themselves the Three Peaks Brass, are aiming to raise more than £20,000 for the Ms Society.
The attempt – believed to be a first – attracted the attention of national media over the weekend.
Steven, who lugged his trombone up all three peaks, said: “I have never done anything like this before, and the state my body is in now, I won’t be doing it again in a hurry, but it was truly extraordinary.
“Some of the statistics involved are ridiculous: 25 miles, 9,000ft of climbing, 100kg of brass and I have no idea how many blisters.
“A special thank you to the nurses at Harborough’s Cottage Hospital who patched me up as soon as I got home and even donated to the charity”.
For more information and to sponsor the group, follow them on Twitter @3peaksbrass, visit the website uk.virginmoneygiving.com/3peaksbrass or call the Mail on 01858 436005.