Danish billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen has given £4000 to a mountain rescue team after being moved by the inspiring climb of the daughter of one of Scotland’s most famous mountaineers who died in a double tragedy.
Even more emotionally, Adele Perry, 24, made the trek up Ben Hope in Sutherland on the first anniversary of the heart-breaking accident that claimed her father Steve and his friend Andy Nisbet. She scattered some of her father’s ashes at the summit.
Father-of-three Steve, 47, who lived at Dalcross near Inverness was killed on February 5 last year with Andy, 65.
They got into severe difficulty on 3041-ft high Ben Hope, which is on an estate owned by Mr Povlsen – Scotland’s largest landowner who with his wife Anne also tragically lost three of his four children in last Easter’s Sri Lankan bombings.
Adele marked the first anniversary of her own tragedy on Wednesday by scaling Ben Hope with some of the rescuers who tried to save her father and Andy.
Now Mr Povlsen’s company Wildland Ltd have given £4,000 to Adele’s fundraiser for Assynt Mountain Rescue Team – one of the group of rescuers that tried to save Steve.
The couple have also written to Adele.
“We are inspired by your actions and further to the personal letter from Anne and Anders Holch Povlsen, Wildland Limited makes this donation in memory of your father and Andy,” said the company.
Adele said: ”I am gobsmacked. It came out of the blue – I just want to thank everybody who has donated, no matter how large or small. This is the icing on the cake though.
“Somebody else has also donated £1000 to Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team. I don’t know how much I have raised but it must be over £8000 now.”