VIDEO: Climbers attempt Mt Everest equivalent distance at Boston Stump

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Four intrepid climbers are attempting to climb Mt Everest from today (Wednesday) – or the equivalent of it using the St Botolph’s Church tower.

Boston residents Ian Johnson, 52, Steve Slater, 56, Kelly Slater, 28, and John Prue, 27, will be climbing the Stump 200 times in relay over the course of the next few days in attempt to reach the same height as the famous mountain.

The intrepid climbers Kelly Slater, Steve Slater, Ian Johnson and John Prue.

The intrepid climbers Kelly Slater, Steve Slater, Ian Johnson and John Prue.

The team, who have a history of running marathons and other sporting events for charity, have already raised more than £4,500 from sponsorship to be split between their chosen charities Macmillan, Breast Cancer Now (formerly Break-through Breast Cancer), Friends of Garth School (where Kelly works) and the Stump Restoration Fund.

There is also a raffle going on for the chance to win £250. To enter participants must fill out their details along with a guess over how long the charity effort will take the team.

See the video above for more from the team, or visit the church to see them in action.