Mark Corr will carry 36 pints of beer to the summit of Scafell Pike

Mark Corr will carry 36 pints of beer to the summit of Scafell Pike

England’s highest mountain will be transformed into a temporary hostelry at the weekend.

Pub landlord Mark Corr will lug a barrel containing 36 pints of beer to the summit of Scafell Pike in a fundraising event to benefit cancer research.

Mr Corr, landlord of the Strands Inn and microbrewery in Nether Wasdale, will be accompanied in his climb to the top of the mountain by famed Wasdale fellrunner Joss Naylor, acclaimed film-maker Terry Abraham and mountain guide David Powell-Thompson.

Walkers who make it to the 978m (3,209ft) summit of the Lake District mountain will be able to sample half a pint of Mr Corr’s Scafell Summit ale, served from a small bar and hand pump he is carrying up the fell.

He said: “Once on the pike I will be giving a half pint of hand-pulled real ale to helpers, friends and anyone else who is on the top at the time until it runs out.

“Everyone is welcome to come along but make sure you have the appropriate clothing for the hills; remember, safety first.”

The fundraising event will raise cash for Cancer Research UK.

The pub landlord will make his way up Scafell Pike, left, via Brown Tongue

The pub landlord will make his way up Scafell Pike, left, via Brown Tongue

The landlord will set off with his 4½-gallon barrel from the Brackenclose car park at 9am on Saturday, ascending the mountain via Brown Tongue. He has been training by carrying the equivalent weight in water up to Greendale Tarn and Middle Fell.

Mr Corr has set up a justgiving page with a target of £750 and has already raised two-thirds of the total.

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