An Ossett dad scaled Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and £5,000 for an autism charity.
Lee Chopping, 44, was inspired to climb the highest mountain in Africa because his three-year-old daughter, Besty-Mae, has the condition.
Earlier this month he endured gruelling conditions and altitude sickness on the six-day ascent. Mr Chopping said: “I was troubled with injury, illness and vertigo en route.”
He felt like giving up but persevered. Mr Chopping added: “It was an amazing, unforgettable experience, but most of all I hope my climb helped my mission to improve awareness of autism through my 12-month campaign leading up to the event.”
The fundraising including a JustGiving page, an online auction of a signed banner promoting comedian John Bishop’s show in Ossett, a charity bingo night in Holy Trinity Church, Ossett and bake sales by his colleagues.
Mr Chopping’s efforts have helped raise more than £5,000 for the National Autistic Society and also to help pay his trip costs.