It’s day four of ARCHIE’S Mountain Challenge a record-breaking attempt to scale every peak in Scotland measuring more than 1,000m.
A team of intrepid athletes, made up of staff from Ninewells Hospital, ran up 10 of the 130 peaks at the weekend and the aim was to conquer seven of them on Monday.
Having climbed Ben Wyvis first thing on Saturday, the team ran up Beinn Dearg, two peaks on An Teallach and two Fannichs in the dark!
On Sunday, they took on mighty Mullach Coire, Beinn Eighe and two peaks on Liathach, before cycling 11 miles over the Cuillin Pass.
Dr Paul Fettes, the man behind the challenge, said: “Cloud and strong winds caused a wrong turn on Liathach but we soon got back on track and managed the rocky ridge to the second summit.”
Within sight of the end, he sprinted downhill with glory of a strong finish in his mind… and ran into a large bog!
“In between squalls, there were some clear periods and it was spectacularly beautiful,” said Paul. “We’re conscious of the fact that we are not conquering these mountains, merely enjoying the privilege of spending time in them.”
As the team adventure into Scottish wilderness we’ll do our best to update you on their progress every day.
ARCHIE’s Mountain Challenge is raising funds for Tayside Children’s Hospital’s twin operating theatres. To make a donation and follow the team, see www.archiesmountainchallenge.org.uk.