A MOUNTAIN trek is being staged in tribute to a former Craven College lecturer who died earlier this year.

Jack Morgan, from Embsay, who was paralysed from the chest down, last year climbed Pen-y-ghent in his self-propelled mobility scooter – raising about £2,000 for the Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO).

On Sunday (Apr 23), the anniversary of his mammoth effort, a group of friends and family will tackle the same peak in his memory.

And anyone is welcome to join the trekkers.

Mr Morgan's widow, Laura, said: "So many of Jack's friends, family and colleagues have suggested doing things in memory of him.

"Reaching the summit of Pen-y-ghent last April was one of Jack's proudest achievements, so we wanted to mark the anniversary by retracing the route.

"Hopefully the weather will be kind to us and lots of people will be able to join us!"

The walkers will meet at Horton-in-Ribblesdale car park at 9.30am.

They will follow the Pennine Way route to the summit and return on the same paths, covering about four miles.

Mr Morgan was left paralysed following a walking-holiday accident in 2008.

The 37-year-old dad, who taught maths at Craven College in Skipton, became an inspirational fundraiser and champion for others with mobility issues.

Following his conquering of Pen-y-ghent, he featured in the ITV programme Britain's Best Walks with Julia Bradbury, when she too climbed the mountain – one of the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks.

The programme was screened just a week or so after his death.

Tribute was paid by CRO volunteer Rachael Platt, who said he had also planned to tackle Whernside and Ingleborough.

"We were all so proud of Jack doing what he did for our team and raising all that money," she said.

"It's so easy for people to walk Pen-y-ghent, but to do what he did and with paralysis it meant a lot to us.

"We were so looking forward to him attempting the other two, it was such a challenge."

Sunday's walk is being organised by Richard Taylor, a work colleague of Laura, who is deputy headteacher at Holycroft Primary School in Keighley.

Further information can be obtained from him on 07702 071779.

In 2015, Mr Morgan was nominated in the volunteer of the year category in the Craven Community Champion awards.

He was a member of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority's access-for-all advisory group and represented the charity, Experience Community, which helps people with disabilities access the countryside.