85-year-old rambler takes on Three Peaks challenge for YAA

An 85-year-old rambler from Scarborough, North Yorkshire will be taking on the infamous Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise vital funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance is a life-saving rapid response emergency service providing emergency care to five million people across the four million acres of Yorkshire.

Cliff Coultas aims to complete the 24-mile, 1,585m ascent along with his step-daughter Julie Kadis in 12 hours on 29th September 2022. The Yorkshire three peaks include Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside (Yorkshire’s highest peak) and Ingleborough – Yorkshire’s second highest mountain.

Speaking of why he chose Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Cliff said: “Put it this way, you’ll never know when you will need them. I didn’t want to do the walk for nothing, they are such a worthy cause, and it is a pleasure to do this walk for them.”

This is not the first time that Cliff and his family have raised funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. In 2020 they walked the 25 miles from Whitby to Scarborough and raised £1200 for the rapid response charity.

Cliff is an avid walker and strongly believes his rambles keep him fit and healthy at the grand age of 85. Cliff’s son, Terry Coultas said: “He loves his walking, more so since he retired even though I tell him to take it easy. I really am so proud of him.”

Rob Scott, East Yorkshire Regional Fundraiser for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, said: “Yorkshire Three Peaks is a challenge for anyone of any age, but to do it at the age of 85 is incredible. We would like to wish Cliff and Julie the best of luck for the 29th and would like to thank them for their support.

As an independent charity, it costs £12,000 a day to keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances maintained and flying across Yorkshire. The money raised will help greatly towards the vital funding of our service.”

To donate to Cliff and Julie’s fundraiser and keep up to date with their journey, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/alongcamewellington