Fridge too far feat success for Glenn

Picture of Glenn Whitehouse who will be carrying a fridge up Mount Snowdon in aid of Help for Heroes.
Picture of Glenn Whitehouse who will be carrying a fridge up Mount Snowdon in aid of Help for Heroes.

Adventurous Glenn Whitehouse carried at 50lb fridge strapped to his back up Mount Snowdown in just over two hours in memory of an Upton soldier who died in Afghanistan.

Mr Whitehouse, 40, lugged the fridge up to the 3800ft Welsh summit in two hours nine and nine minutes to raise cash for Help for Heroes in memory of 19-year-old Rifleman Luke Farmer who died in January 2010.

Mr Whitehouse, of Waggon Lane, Upton, said: “The fridge was awkward to carry and I was sore afterwards, but I did what I said I was going to do - I didn’t put the fridge down until I reached the summit.”

He carried the fridge back down the mountain in less than two hours and completed the round trip in four hours and eight minutes.

This was the third - and final - time Mr Whitehouse endured the fridge carrying feat.

His first ‘Fridge Too Far’ event was in 2004 when he ran from Hemsworth to Castleford and back again in aid of the Jonathan Felstead Appeal.

In 2007 he climbed the Yorkshire three peaks carying the fridge to raise cash for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

The delivery driver for Coors Brewery in Sheffield said: “The idea for the Fridge Too Far events came from when I read the autobiography of Britain’s most violent prisoner Charles Bronson. He said he once carried a fridge-freezer up a flight of four stairs to prove his strength. I thought, ‘I can do that’.

He has raised £200 so far for Help for Heroes and hopes to reach £500. His is employers have said they will match the amount he raises.