THIS Sunday a man will set out on a gruelling challenge which will see him attempt to conquer 152 summits in aid of a mental health charity.

Ross Jenkin will embark on a continuous traverse of all four of the national 24-hour mountain challenges-which has never been completed before-only resting on the travel legs in between.

The Dynafit-sponsored athlete is raising funds for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) and will kick off the challenge with the Ramsey Round in Scotland, then the Dennis Rankin Round in Northern Ireland, before heading for the Paddy Buckley Round in North Wales and finishing with the Bob Graham Round in the Lake District.

Mr Jenkin attempted the challenge last August but was thwarted by injury and Storm Francis.

“Turning 40, a mid-life crisis of sorts, this is a challenge I can't get out of my head,” he said.

“Plus, I want to raise money for a cause which means a lot to me; I suffer from depression so encouraging others to do something which helps their own mental health and promotes talking about your problems.”

So far Mr Jenkin has raised nearly £7,000 and is aiming for £15,000.

He added: “The power of the mind is immense. I can safely say that I am stronger now than I was before all this. Don't man-up, speak-up!”