AN extraordinary adventurer has taken on the Wainwright Unsupported 214 Challenge in an incredible showing of resilience and dedication.

Laurie Crayston, 30, who lives in Holme, took on the iconic journey to raise money for Samaritans, and generated £2,614 for the cause.

He wished to ‘give something back’ after previously being helped by the organisation.

This marked the fourth attempt Laurie had made at covering the 214 Wainwright fells route on his own.

Beginning the route on April 26, Laurie unfortunately had to stop after issues arose with his feet due to the weather and terrain on May 10, but he had already covered 150 of the 214 fells during his 14-day walk.

Laurie said about his experience: “It was so unbelievable. It’s a personal challenge and it's better if it’s too big to conquer. It just shows you what you can do.

“The idea came from a conversation I had with a friend about what challenges there were out there.

“I’ve attempted the Wainwrights 214 four times, first in 2019, but it didn’t go well because I was injured. The second time I made it up 14 fells, the third time it was 111k along the route. This time it was 150 fells, and about 360k covered.

“I’m really proud of it all now.

“I wanted to do this for Samaritans as I was in a dark place once and one phone call from them helped in so many ways.”

Laurie had his foot treated at A&E and has no lasting damage.

He intends to make a fifth attempt at Wainwrights in the future.