Four friends will be undertaking a three-day Munro marathon this summer to raise money for charity.

Keith Paterson, Colin Ross, David Foote, and Zander Pearson will be bagging 26 Munros across 100km in three separate ranges in three days for Macmillan Cancer Support and Future Youth Scotland.

The four men are all from Fife, hailing from Dunfermline, Rosyth, and Inverkeithing.

Colin runs Future Youth Scotland, describing it as a local youth charity which started in 2020.

"At the moment, we are doing a community regeneration with Fife Council, and we also host community events,” he said.

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Both Keith and Colin have done fundraising activities before, with Keith previously completing a golf marathon for Prostrate Cancer UK, and Colin doing a sponsored Kiltwalk in 2021 around the Lomond Hills at Loch Leven.

Keith, who came up with the idea to do a Munro marathon, said they had chosen MacMillan as one of their charities because “everybody has been touched by cancer and cancer has touched close to home recently”.

The group will begin their challenge on Thursday, June 13. On the first day they will be heading to the Mamores to cover 10 Munros.

Keith added: “We anticipate about 14 or 15 hours of walking.”

Then on day two the group will head to Lawers to cover seven Munros, before finally on day three going to Glen Shee to bag the final nine of their Munros.

Colin said: “Each one of the days themselves is a fairly significant challenge. I am an ex-Marine, so I have not done anything as demanding as this since then.”

The men are aiming to raise £2000 but Colin said they hope to raise “as much as feasibly possible” for Macmillan Cancer Support and Future Youth Scotland.

You can donate to their fundraiser on their JustGiving page.