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Disabled man in Ben Nevis feat

Posted 21 July 2011
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Disabled man in Ben Nevis feat
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A deaf and blind man has put on his hiking boots and walking trousers to climb to the top of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

Michael Anderson, who is the vice-chair of the Deafblind Scotland charity, reached the 4,409 ft summit accompanied by his daughter today (July 21st), Grough reports.

The 70-year-old took up walking many years ago when he lived in the Scottish Borders region, climbing in the Lammermuir and Cheviot ranges.

In an interview with the Daily Record earlier this week, he said: "It is not a scary challenge to me - I won't be able to see all the dangers."

Such a feat may encourage able-bodied and disabled people alike to see how far they can push themselves in the great outdoors.

Visitors to the Fort William area will find Ben Nevis is not the only mountain over 4,000 ft in the area, with neighbours Carn Mor Dearg, Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag all edging over this mark.