Super League Hull FC and Hull KR wags kick off heels to tackle Ben Nevis
STEREOTYPICAL Wags are rarely seen without their designer dresses and towering high heels.
But the wives and girlfriends of Hull FC and Hull KR players will be donning walking boots and waterproof jackets for a mountain climb up Ben Nevis.
A total of 75 rugby Wags, 14 from the two Hull teams, are taking on the challenge to raise money for Life For A Kid.
The Wags' Walk was the idea of Lisa Yeaman, Kirk Yeaman's wife, and Pauline Glenville, the partner of Danny Tickle.
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Pauline, 33, said: "I joked to Lisa, 'Can we wear high heels?'
"But we do all have proper walking shoes.
"I did want to do it in little shorts, but even though we are doing it in July, there will still be snow at the top, so I can't."
Pauline and Lisa asked friends if they wanted to join in when they first had the idea.
The news spread to Hull KR and other Super League clubs and soon 75 women were signed up.
Lisa, 29, said: "Dean from Life For A Kid sent a tweet out in August asking if anyone wanted to do fundraising for the charity.
"At the time, I was training for the Great North Run, so I thought I'd have a talk with him and sort something out to do this year.
"Pauline had also got in touch, so Dean spoke to both of us.
"That was when we came up with the Wags' Walk up Ben Nevis."
The women are keen to point out they are not really Wags and say rugby wives and girlfriends are a lot different to the stereotypes of their footballing counterparts.
Lisa said: "We all like to get dressed up for a night out, like any other girl, but I don't think we are Wags.
"I go to work and run about after the kids. It isn't all about having nannies and getting my nails done. We're just like all the other mums, wives and girlfriends in Hull."
The challenge is taking place on Saturday, July 20.
However, with such a large number of women taking part, the group may have to split into two teams.
Pauline said: "I am excited now, but when it comes to it I might be a bit scared.
"There are no toilets up there and no bushes near the top either – that is the most worrying bit."
Lisa is also excited about taking on Britain's highest mountain.
She said: "I've certainly never done anything like this before, but it will be something I will really look forward to."
The women have not set themselves a target time for the feat, but they hope to raise at least £200 each.
If all 75 manage this amount, £15,000 will be donated to Life For A Kid.
The charity was set up by Dean Hoggard in March 2009 to help children lead a better life by funding equipment and treatment and expenses for life-changing operations.
Visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/rugbywag to sponsor the team or www.lifeforakid.co.uk to find out more about the charity.