Paul, who scaled Pen-Y- Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough the next day, said: "I was disappointed not to do the Three Peaks in time, but I couldn't have left those lads on Ben Nevis
, while Snowdon was just a terrible tragedy.
20 pm and, after successfully reaching the summit of Ben Nevis
, group member Darren Emms became separated from the team after taking the wrong path during their descent.
While I don't want to kill myself I'd like to do something properly and so he said Ben Nevis
is for starters.
The avalanche on Ben Nevis
was one of three to hit Scotland in hours.
Stevenson, who was joined by golfing pals Gary Vickers (Tyneside) and Andy Turner (Knaresbrough), started out in Scotland with 1344 metres to reach the top of Ben Nevis
They took just 3 1/2 hours to scale Ben Nevis
- Britain's highest mountain - before trekking through the night up Scafell Pike in the Lake District.
They leave Walsall on Friday in time to reach Ben Nevis
to start walking at 4pm.
The married dad-of-two plans to start his three peaks challenge with an assault on Ben Nevis
, the highest mountain in the UK, at 5.
A Northern Constabulary spokesman said: "Police received a call with information that a man had fallen in the Raeburn's Buttress area on the north face of Ben Nevis
during a climb with another man.
MIGHTY Ben Nevis
has been named Britain's most dangerous peak, prompting mountain experts to plead with climbers to take care as winter bites.
As they huddled together 2,000ft up the north face of Ben Nevis
, he tried to hang on to hope in their bleak situation - and proposed.
CARDIAC nurses from a hospital took on the challenge of Ben Nevis
to raise vital cash for a heart charity.