OUR recent story about Airton adventurer Alastair Humphreys' exploits on his four-year bike ride around the world prompted this picture of him from one of his former teachers.

Tony Carroll recalls that that Alastair's wanderlust began at Malsis School in Glusburn in 1990 when, under the direction of Norman Rowbotham, a walking group of nine set off to climb the National Three Peaks in under 24 hours.

The team consisted of three Malsis boys (Alastair Humphreys, Simon Kavanagh and James Woodman), three former Malsis pupils (Simon Beaufoy, Richard Clark and Craig Carroll) and three members of staff (Tony Carroll, Derek Hannam [friend of Malsis] and Ian Lewis).

"We achieved our target with minutes to spare on June 24, 1990," said Tony.

The team raised over £7,200 for the Candlelighters charity.