A Moray barmaid will trek along the Great Wall of China to raise money for the Scottish SPCA.
Natasha Hutchins, who will set off on her mission tomorrow, aims to complete the 35 mile route in five days.
The 24-year-old hopes her efforts will make a difference to the thousands of injured, abandoned and abused animals around Scotland.
She said: “I’m such an animal lover and it really distresses me to hear about animals being treated cruelly.
“There were many charities I could have chosen to support but I was particularly passionate about the Scottish SPCA and all the work they do.
“I’m really looking forward to the trip, it will be unforgettable and something I can look back and be proud of.
“I also can’t wait for the welcome I’ll get from my two dogs and my cat when I get home.”
Ms Hutchins has been training with her collies Jake and Milo, taking the pair out for regular long walks.
She has also been participating in boot camp sessions, to prepare her for the daily treks along stony, steep and sometimes slippery paths.
“I’ve been doing a lot of squats to help my body prepare for all the steps that I’ll have to climb,” she said.
“It will be hard going.”
The hardy walker has raised more than £2,600 for the charity already, and hopes to raise much more before her trek finished.
To sponsor the trek please visit www.justgiving.com/Tasha-Hutchins-SSPCA