Two brothers are taking on the challenge of a lifetime to climb Japan’s Mount Fuji.
Ben, 26, from Wigginton, and George Churchill, 19, from Haxby, plan to climb the country’s tallest mountain in January in aid of close relatives coping with illness.
Their mum Stacey Benson, 45, has multiple sclerosis, and Ben’s mother-in-law to be Janine Harris, 48, has been diagnosed with the progressive condition motor neurone disease, so the brothers are aiming to raise money in their names.
Ben said their choice of challenge had started as a joke between them. He said: “My brother asked me if I wanted to do something different and said he knew of a mountain in China… I had to tell him it was actually in Japan.
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