Barbecued guinea pig and altitude sickness are two of the things Anna Wilson is not looking forward to when she does a ten-day trek in the Peruvian Andes .
But the recruitment consultant is hoping to raise loads of cash for Marie Curie Cancer Care - in honour of family and friends who have fought cancer.
They include her brother-in-law who died of a brain tumour and cousin who had breast cancer.
“I wanted to do something a bit different,” said Anna, 31, from Scarborough.
“The charity will no doubt at some point touch everyone’s life in some way.
“All money raised will go to support staff who care for terminally-ill patients and their families during their most difficult times.”
The hike, along the famous Inca Trail, starts and ends in the ancient city of Cuzco.
Anna will be in a group of 30 people, including a woman of 72, who will be led by guides and a medic around mountain routes at heights of more than 3,000 metres (Ben Nevis is 1,300 metres). They will camp each night during the trip which takes place in May.
Anna added: “The altitude is going to be the hardest thing. I don’t know if I’ll be able to cope with it
“And I’m told their main dish is guinea pig!”