A hardy team has completed the difficult challenge of carrying a hefty caber up a munro to raise money and improve the life of a young woman.
Stephen Reid was joined by 16 others to take the 110lb trunk up the snowy and precarious 3,080ft Mount Keen in Aboyne on Sunday.
The caber is used every year at the Aboyne Highland Games, and current caber toss champion Jamie Dawkins was one of the team members involved in the feat.
Action shot from the snow today. Thank you to everyone who donated money to help. The video will not do it justice, anyone who has done Munro’s will know it is a challenge on its own never mind fighting the wind, snow and carrying a 50kg caber as well over an hour and a half quicker than planned too. Excellent effort by all involved. Cheers to my dad as well for driving me up and taking part in the first part of the walk too.
Posted by Kdps Lovevenetian on Saturday, 6 April 2019
Mr Reid decided to take on the challenge as part of a fundraiser for his younger sister Nicola, who has the degenerative brittle bone condition hypophosphatemia.
As her body cannot absorb the nutrients it needs to make strong bones, it means Ms Reid is “essentially housebound” and needs equipment including a powered wheelchair to get about.
She is currently raising money for a new accessible van, as her previous vehicle was written off in an accident last year.
On Sunday the team walked the 14 miles up the summit of Mount Keen, with two men at a time carrying the caber on their shoulders.
Mr Reid said: “Thank you so much to everyone who carried, supported, helped, donated or sponsored in any way at all.
“There are too many of you to mention individually and that in itself is overwhelming.”
For more information search for Julie Reid on justgiving.com