Ad­ven­tur­ers rise to high wire chal­lenge

The Oban Times - - News -

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.’

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