A DUNFERMLINE dad will show there ain't no mountain high enough when it comes to helping his little boy this weekend.

Jamie Tierney, along with three friends, is due to take on the highest peaks in Wales, England and Scotland in just two days to raise funds for his son, wee Jamie, 3, who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) in June.

There is currently no cure for the muscle-wasting illness, which is found mainly in boys and affects all muscles, including the lungs, heart and the brain.

After receiving the devastating news about their boy, Jamie and wife Bobbie have been raising cash to help pay the £60,000 a year bill for vital treatment in South America.

As part of this, Jamie and pals Liam Devaney, Stewart Mitchell and Christos Indopoulos, will scale Snowden, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis this weekend.

Although admitting that training has consisted of talking about the challenge over a few pints, the Dunfermline dad is confident of being able to complete the climbs.

“We have not done any training at all – we are all totally winging it,” he said.

“It is more of a mental thing for me. I know I can do it for the wee boy. We have got a few guys coming along to meet us at Ben Nevis so that will spur us on too.

“When we kind of heard the news, I figured I needed to put out that I was going to do something along with the gofundme. I didn’t want to really put out a gofundme asking for help and not say I was going to do anything myself.”

It's Wales first with the four starting at Snowden at 4am this morning (Friday) before motoring to the Lake District to take on Scafell Pike. They will then drive to Fort William and make the journey up and down Ben Nevis early on Saturday morning.

“Between two businesses, sponsors and everything else, we have raised over £3,000 in the last four weeks. It has been amazing,” said Jamie.

“It has been really hard for me. My friends have been absolutely brilliant. I hate that they are giving me money but am so grateful obviously that they are helping.”

Money raised will help fund wee Jamie’s trips to South America where he will attend a specialist centre for infusion treatment three times a year.

“He is none the wiser at the moment about everything and that is helping me and Bobbie. You would look at him and not think he is anything different,” added Jamie.

“We are away in October for the first treatment and he won't know what’s going on so hopefully won't get too scared. It will be more difficult as time goes on but hopefully it will become almost normal to him.

“Jamie is brand new. Everyone will say it about their kid but he is constantly smiling and laughing – although he does have a grumpy side, don’t get me wrong!”

Anyone wanting to help with Jamie and his team’s fundraising can do so by visiting https://gofund.me/05e6b79f.