An 65 year-old man who has managed to climb all the Scottish Munros twice is closing in on his hat-trick, despite not having a head for heights.
Donald Brown from Greenock is preparing for his 849th ascent of a 3,000 ft mountain, of which there are 283, the Greenock Telegraph reports.
He only took up mountain-climbing in 1990, joining the Lyle Craigs Hillwalking Club, but has not looked back since.
Explaining why he loves to put on his walking boots
and head for the hills, he told the paper: "I climb the mountains because I enjoy it. This helps me overcome my fear of heights.
"The exercise of climbing and walking also helps me breathe easier."
Mr Brown will complete his third round on October 30th if he makes it to the top of Binnein Mor, near Glen Nevis.
The peak is the highest of the Mamores range, which includes other Munros such as near-namesake and neighbour Binnein Beag, as well as Sgurr a' Mhaim, Am Bodach, Sgurr Eilde Mor and Na Gruagaichean.
Posted by Elaine Arthur