THESE young people from York took to the hills to make their point about the Iraqi war.

The students at Bootham School are training for an expedition to the Moroccan Atlas mountains later this year.

One of their training expeditions took them over the Three Peaks challenge in the Yorkshire Dales.

The 23-mile trek takes walkers up Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent.

The expedition clashed with a major anti-war demo in London, which some of the students wanted to join, so they held their own demonstrations at the top of each of the peaks.

Demonstrator Alex Brandon-Davies, of Clifton, York, said: "It would have been unfair if we had gone to London and abandoned those on the Dales expedition who did not object to the war, so we decided to protest at the top of the peaks."

Updated: 10:45 Tuesday, April 22, 2003