A double-amputee and his three colleagues have negotiated the highest of the Cairngorms during a fundraising journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats, moving in a straight line.
Beeline Britain, led by injured veteran and paralympian Nick Beighton is raising money for Blesma, a national military charity that supports servicemen who have lost limbs.
The team reached the summit of 4295ft Ben Macdui, the second highest mountain in the UK, at 1pm yesterday, having left Linn of Dee, where they had camped overnight, at 6am.
The next stage of the challenge, thought to be the first to be attempted in a straight line, is a cycle from the Cairngorms to Lossiemouth, followed by a kayak trip across the Moray Firth, and a cycle to their final destination.
Having no legs has been compensated for by Mr Beighton, by the use of a hand-bike and crutches during the trek, which is scheduled to reach John O’Groats by Friday.
Follow the team’s progress at www.beelinebritain.com, where donations can also be made.