NOVICE walkers will climb mountains as high as 1,345 metres next month.

In aid of six-year-old girl Evie, who has duplicate mosaicism syndrome, 20 volunteers are taking on Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis peaks with hopes to raise £5,000 to support her as she gets older.

The genetic condition means that Evie suffers from heart defects, poor eyesight, fatigue, flat feet, incontinence, anxiety, developmental delay and susceptibility to infections.

Evie’s parents Leanne and Sam are taking part in the walk to raise awareness of Evie’s condition, who is the only child in the world with this specific type of syndrome.

Her father Sam Elliott, 32, an engineer from Totton, said: “We don’t know what the future holds for Evie so the money raised will be a good security net to help her with anything needed.

“Evie’s condition is so complex and when we go to see doctors, they have no one to compare her condition to.”

They aim to complete the Three Peaks Challenge in 24 hours and have already raised at least £1,500.

Volunteers taking part in the walk are currently training between 4 and 6 miles every day and 12 to 14 miles each weekend, ahead of July 1, when the walk begins.