NSPCC seeking climbers in Angus

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PEOPLE in Angus with a sense of adventure are being invited to relive yesterday’s childhood feeling of being on top of the world, by climbing the UK’s highest mountain to help protect today’s children.

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is looking for a team of over 100 people from across the UK to climb Ben Nevis and raise £60,000 to support the charity’s vital work with vulnerable children and families in Scotland and across the UK.

Ben Nevis is the UK’s highest peak, standing at 1,343 metres – more than 4,400 feet.

The Ben Nevis Challenge takes place from September 27 until September 29 and will see participants complete a full day’s trek along rough terrain towards the summit.

The NSPCC recommends that everyone who registers undertakes some training beforehand.

The trip will be led by experienced Discover Adventure leaders, so participants can rest assured that they will be well taken care of.

Suitable walking boots and clothing are recommended.

Registration is now open to anyone over the age of 18. Each participant will pay a £75 registration fee and is encouraged to raise at least £500 sponsorship.

The tour cost includes all transfers, accommodation, meals and experienced Discover Adventure leaders and back-up support.

For registration details visit www.nspcc.org.uk/bennevis or contact the NSPCC events team on 0844 892 1119 or email challenges@nspcc.org.uk.