Finishing scafell pike 19.39pm 8th June. Freddie John, 21, and Joe Atherley (left), 23, who climbed the 4 peaks in under 24 hours (with 18 mins to spare). See SWNS story SWBRpeaks; Two friends have become the first people ever to climb Britain's Four Peaks in under 24hrs - without the use of air travel. Freddie John, 21 and Joe Atherley, 23, drove 560 miles, used ferries, ran 30.5 miles and scaled 13,000ft of the UK's toughest terrains. The pair, both graduates from University of Exeter, began the journey on June 8. Within 24 hours they had climbed Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland, Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in England and Ben Nevis in Scotland. They did it in 23 hours and 42 minutes.