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Historic mountain car feat to be re-enacted

Posted 18 March 2011
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Historic mountain car feat to be re-enacted
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Car enthusiasts will have to put on walking boots and outdoor jackets to help an historical re-enactment taking place on Ben Nevis in May.

Landowner the John Muir Trust had refused permission for the 1911 feat of placing a Model T Ford on top of the mountain to be repeated, but have now relented, Grough reports.

The original plan by the Model T Register of Great Britain to land the vehicle by helicopter has been replaced by a long slog up the mountain with the car in pieces, which the climbers will then assemble on the top.

Chairman of the John Muir Trust John Hutchison remarked: "We are very pleased that all parties have reached agreement on an appropriate way to celebrate this event and we will be working to make it a success."

Event organisers may hope most of the snow has gone from the mountain by May, with current conditions being very wintry.

Earlier this week, two French climbers were injured when they were caught in an avalanche on the mountain.