A woman from Little Barrow trekked the Inca Trail in memory of her partner of almost 40 years, raising just under £6,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Dr Sue Hubbard, who works as a scientist and principal adviser in product sterwardship for Rio Tinto, spent four days hiking to Machu Picchu in Peru in May, meeting two fellow Cheshire West residents on the expedition – Simon Barlow from Upton and Dennis Young-Cannon from Dunham on the Hill .
The trio were part of a 32-strong group who raised £160,000 for the cancer charity.
Sue, 61, raised £5,850 of that total, as she said Macmillan gave her and her husband Chris Mollett ‘great support’ when he was suffering
Chris sadly lost his battle with lung cancer in November, 2013.
“I am staggered by the amount that I raised and I am very grateful to everyone,” she said.
“I really did not expect such a large figure and am very happy to have raised so much for such a good cause.”
Trekking the famous South American trail was the realisation of a long-term ambition for Sue.
She said: “It was fantastic but very hard walking at altitude.
“The views were stunning, the people on the trek were inspiring and the support team was outstanding.”
Her highlights included reaching Dead Woman’s Pass at 4,200 metres high and learning about the Incas.
Spurred on to do another challenge for charity, Sue added: “I would love to trek up Kilimanjaro but I am not sure that my knees will stand up to such hard walking.
“However, I am considering doing a London to Paris cycle challenge in 2017.”