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Highland Games caber carried to top of Mount Keen Munro

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Image caption The team celebrated with the caber at the summit

A Highland Games caber has been carried to the top of a Munro as part of a charity effort.

The team took it to the summit of 939m (3,080ft) Mount Keen near Aboyne in Aberdeenshire after walking seven miles with the 50kg (110lbs) caber to start at the Munro's base.

Stephen Reid and supporters are helping to raise funds for his sister who has a form of brittle bone disease.

The challenge has already raised more than £5,000 so far.

The target is to buy Nicola Reid, of Renfrew, a disability vehicle.

'Something daft'

The team carried the Aboyne Games caber two at a time on their shoulders on Saturday.

The entire effort to the snow-topped summit and back took them more than six hours.

Mr Reid explained: "Carrying something daft up somewhere big gets attention and helps fundraising.

"We worked as a relay team - the weather really was not great.

"We have raised about £5,000 so far towards getting my sister a second-hand vehicle."

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