Shinty players from Aberdour have scaled the equivalent of Mount Everest during lockdown to raise nearly £2,000 for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland.
Two teams took part in the challenge – Team Betty and Team Netty – captained by Kingussie players Elizabeth McGregor and her twin sister Jeanette.
Local participants were Aberdour Shinty Club coach Lisa MacColl, who is also president of the Womens Camanachd Association, and Gillian Brown, Taryn Neilson and Niamh Donnelly, who is a frontline NHS worker.
They completed five miles each around their local hills during the challenge on Sunday May 17, when the opening round of the WCA Camanachd Cup should have taken place.
Team Betty, which included Lisa and Taryn, was first to the “summit”.
As a forfeit for not winning, Jeanette was made to don the blue and white stripes of Kingussie’s closest rivals, Newtonmore.
Paul Corrigan, community and events manager for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, thanked the fundraisers for stepping up during a “very critical time for the charity”.
He added: “What a fantastic achievement indeed by everyone involved and what an incredible total has been raised thanks to everyone’s efforts, passion and commitment. We cannot thank you all enough for this outstanding support.”
It is not too late to boost the fundraising effort. Donations can be made at justgiving.com/fundraising/womens-camanachd-association.