A Tavistock primary school teacher will be taking on the three highest peaks that the British Isles has to offer, all in the name of charity.

Jo Houghton, 25, will cover a 40km trek and climb 2,984 metres as she battles to reach the peaks of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon within 24 hours.

She will be undertaking this extraordinary challenge to raise money for the Get Out There Group which aims to give young people with little or no sight and varying degrees of hearing loss the opportunity to take part in leisure activities that other people their age are able to enjoy

Jo said: 'I've volunteered with the GOT Group since it started over three years ago and we've done activities like surfing, sailing and even film making.

'It's wonderful to see the young people make friends and grow in confidence and independence.

'I wanted to take on my own challenge to help deafblind young people overcome the challenges they face on a daily basis.'

She will be joined on the mission by her brother, Matt, 24, who will be spurring her on.

Jo said: 'We can be quite competitive when we're together and I think our sibling rivalry will keep us going as we race each other up the peaks!

'Matt also has a great sense of humour which will help us through the most difficult parts — like climbing Scafell Peak in the dark!'