The five friends set off at 4.30am on Friday finishing 19 hours later at the summit
of their seventh Munro.
The team - Chrisetta Mitchell, Jimina MacLeod, Chrisell MacLeod, Mina Nicolson and
Donna Barden - say it was worth every step as they have now raised more than £2,000
for the charity which supports young people affected by Cystic Fibrosis and their
Describing the adventure, which was complicated by the weather conditions, Chrisetta
Mitchell said: “It was so tough, the toughest physical challenge I’ve ever undertaken.
“It was really quite scary in parts, when you were scrambling along a ridge at 3000
ft with sheer drops either side! But our guide Connor was fantastic and he kept
us focused every step of the way.
“I think what we hadn’t fully appreciated was the number of summits we had to climb
along the route – we were actually on 17 summits in total throughout the day with
majority of Munro height ( over 3000 ft). After we reached our 6th Munro, a heavy
mist had come down over the arete and Ben Nevis and Connor advised that we could
not continue the route safely so we finished our challenge on another mountain of
Munro height, Carn Dearg Meadhonach.”
She explained that the training walks led by Robert Sinclair were so helpful in preparing
them but that nothing could ultimately prepare them for the 19 hours of endurance.”