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Lee musician performs on top of Britain's three highest peaks in just 24 hours
A LEE musician has helped set a world record by playing a tune at the top of Britain’s three highest mountain peaks in just 24 hours.
Cornet player Paul Martin joined 30 other performers who conquered Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon before playing each countries' national anthems for the fundraising feat on August 25.
The 36-year-old Goldsmith University music graduate’s challenge involved scaling mountains in the dark with head torches and rescuing a walker who was lost at night without food or water.
The brass teacher, who lives in Burnt Ash Hill and previously taught at Blackheath Conservatoire for seven years, said: “It was probably the toughest thing I have ever done but also one of the most rewarding.
“We all found it difficult at various points.
“But it was beautiful.
“The weather and the traffic were very good and in our favour.”
Three Peaks Brass completed the tuneful twist on the Three Peaks Challenge for multiple sclerosis charity MS Society and have so far raised £16,000.
To donate to the challenge visit virginmoneygiving.com/team/3peaksbrass
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