British rocker Gary Whelan is to climb Italy's three active volcanoes in three days to raise money for charity.
The Happy Mondays drummer has signed up to take part in the Three Volcano Trek in October (12) and will join a group of fellow fundraisers as they ascend Mounts Vesuvius, Stromboli, and Etna.
Whelan's gruelling challenge is in aid of British charity Children's Adventure Farm Trust, which provides holidays for disabled and terminally ill youngsters.