Mountain adventure for dad and son - 282 times!

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An adventurous father and son have remarkably climbed all 282 Munro mountains in Scotland in a challenge which has spanned 27 years.

James Hood and his son Martin recently reached the summit of their last mountain, Ben More on the Isle of Mull.

It marked the end of an incredible journey for James (65) and Martin (40), from Kirkintilloch, which started in 1986.

They first took on Ben Lomond, then Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain, and it all went from there.

They have completed most of the mountains together and have also taken part with friends and family.

Grandad James said: “It felt good to complete them, it’s a great achievement for a father and son.

“I was in the Boy Scouts and used to go climbing a lot. Martin was in the Boys Brigade and did the West Highland Way. I decided we would get back into it and we got the bug and kept going.”

The remarkable challenge has also seen James and Martin raise thousands of pounds for charity. Their efforts have benefited Autism Scotland, Yorkhill Hospital and the old Lenzie Hospital.

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