Reaching the skies for a very good cause

Reaching the summit
Reaching the summit

A group of adventurous East Dunbartonshire fundraisers decided to brave the Scottish summer weather and climb Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, recently.

They took on the challenge did this to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, a charity close to their hearts, and collected an impressive £2,545.

Lindsay MacKinnon, John MacKinnon, Gordon Smart, Joanna Smith, Kelsey Smith, Jamie Mcnair, Karen Wallace, Louise Webb, David Doig, Emma Russell, David Grant and Peter Lamont all set out at 9am and had a chilly welcome to the summit at around 1pm. Meanwhile Scott McFarlane completed the climb on a later day and Ashleigh Logan helped with the fundraising.

Lindsay explained: “The last 200m part of our climb being through a few feet of snow, not exactly what you expect at the summer solstice. After lunch and photographs we made our way back down, unfortunately due to cloud there wasn’t a view from the summit.”

To find out about their work, please visit the website http://www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk