A BRADFORD based charity is aiming to raise a six figure sum after tackling over 8,500 metres of Pakistani mountain.

The Imran Khan Cancer Appeal brought together a group to take on "killer mountain" Nanga Parbat and Rush Peak.

There were 26 brave trekkers who undertook the challenge, from Bradford and even further afield.

Shafiq Rafiq, events coordinator at the charity, said: "We had people from America, Dubai, all walks of life came along to support the cause."

The team was comprised of men and women between the ages of 14-72.

One of the treks involved navigating part of the infamous Nanga Parbat mountain - the ninth highest in the world - to get to its base camp.

This sits at a cool 3,900 metres above sea level and offers a stunning view of the peak - a mammoth 8,126 metres.

But even more eye-watering is the altitude the group reached hiking to Rush Lake, and then onto the mountain's peak.

At 4,694 metres, it is the highest alpine lake in Pakistan and took the team four days to reach.

From there, they clambered to the top of Rush Peak at an altitude of 5,098 metres.

Ikhlaq Ahmed, manager of charity said: "We are really pleased to have been able to complete the challenge in Pakistan this year.

"Not only is this year the 25th anniversary of the Lahore facility opening, but also trekking in Pakistan for such a worthwhile cause whilst exploring and showcasing the beauty of this resilient and naturally well endowed country was another purpose of the challenge."

The Imran Khan Cancer Appeal was founded by namesake, famous cricketer and current Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan.

Its main aim is to provide vital medical care for poor cancer patients.

This was aided by the establishment of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, Lahore, in 1994, where the charity performs its on-the-ground work.

Trekkers from this year's group have undertook various methods of fundraising.

Aliya Darr, from Bradford, raised more than £13,000 from the sale of the 2,000 cupcakes she made during Ramadan.

Shafiq Rafiq, events coordinator at the charity, said: "We're hoping all in all to raise £150,000.

"Last year we did Everest Base Camp and raised £100,000.

"The Prime Minister says he wanted to show the world the beautiful parts of Pakistan."

The trek in 2018 was the charity's first oversea's trip, but it has already said a lot is in store for 2020.

Over last weekend, a group of 27 also took on the challenge of completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks.