Adventurers rise to high wire challenge
MORE than £1,500 was raised by brave adventurers who took on Nevis Range’s high wire course at the weekend.
Hardy children took it on first before adults braved the course in teams of four, trying hard not to spill buckets of water they were carrying.
Saturday’s event was a fundraising effort in a bid to place a full-size Ford T replica in Fort William’s Cameron Square, to commemorate May 9, 1911, when a car was driven to the summit of Ben Nevis by Henry Alexander, the son of Scotland’s first Ford distributor.
The Ben Nevis Bronze Ford project team are now almost halfway to their required total of £ 85,000.
A spokesman for the group thanked everyone who turned out on the day: ‘Thanks go to all the children, weel-kent faces, the many businesses and organisations who took part or contributed. The day was made possible through the generosity and foresight of Ian Sykes and Nevis Range who share the vision that the Bronze Ford will appeal both to locals and our many visitors and will become a significant part of Fort William’s identity.’