Climbing mountains for Who Let The Dads Out?

Join the Who Let The Dads Out? team in 2016 as they climb the highest peaks in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

An opportunity to walk, talk & pray together

During 2016, the Who Let The Dads Out? team are organising  a number of walks up the highest peaks in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We're calling this Mountain Dad. Our hope is that local Who Let The Dads Out? groups and supporters who share this ministry's vision will join in walking, talking, enjoying fellowship and sharing together in a time of prayer and reflection on the summit - praying for each nation, that churches would want to reach out to local fathers and their children.

Find out more about Mountain Dad

Why climb a mountain?

Climbing mountains mirrors what Tony Sharp and Mark Chester are trying to achieve. The goal of  Who Let The Dads Out? is that the landscape of the nation would be changed as the hearts of fathers are turned to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers (Malachi 4:6). They're climbing to get on 'higher ground', to survey the scene, talk and pray over what they're seeking to do.

Climbing mountains also has theological significance. If you read through the Bible (or do a search on BibleGateway) you'll find that the biblical accounts are peppered with references to mountains. From Moses receiving the ten commandments on Mount Sinai, to the Sermon on the Mount, to Peter, James and John witnessing Jesus' transfiguration on a mountain top. In Psalm 121, a Song of Ascents (sung as God's people went up to Jerusalem), we read 'I lift up my eyes to the mountains' (Psalm 121:1).

In a symbolic way, Tony and Mark, and those who join with them, will be climbing mountains to meet with God, to pray for his wisdom and strength to help change a nation.

Please join with us and support Tony and Mark.

Mountain Dad
I lift up my eyes to the mountains - where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV)

How you can get involved

Praying hands


Our hope is that our efforts this year would help to raise the profile of Who Let The Dads Out? and help grow the number of churches intentionally reaching out to fathers and children. We give thanks for the more than 200 churches who are running Who Let The Dads Out? groups, but we want to do more.

Please pray specifically:

  • For Tony and Mark, that they would be able to communicate with passion and clarity to individuals and churches they come in contact with.
  • For the Fundraising and Communications team at BRF as we seek to raise the profile of Mountain Dad this year and publicise these events.
  • That the events themselves would be well attended and safe, and that as a result more people would be working and praying for outreach to fathers in local churches.
  • That the current Who Let The Dads Out? groups would be motivated and encouraged to carry on their work (if you have time, do visit the directory and find your nearest group and then pray for them and their church).
Walking boots

Join in

We're hoping that many people will want to come and join one of the walks.

Whether you attend or lead a Who Let The Dads Out? group, you have a heart for this work, or you'd like to come to hear more, do look at the dates and tell us if you're coming.

If you can't come but know of others who might be interested, do pass the link on to them.

Scafell summit © Peer Lawther licensed under CC 2.0 / cropped, darkened and blurred; Well worn boots © Clint Budd licensed under CC 2.0 / cropped