A TEAM of wounded service personnel were among those who scaled Ben Nevis on Monday to light a beacon to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee.
The 52-man group were taking part in the Help for Heroes Jubilee Challenge and included 14 people from the Personnel Recovery Centre in Edinburgh and a soldier, Scot Meenagh, who stepped on an IED (improvised explosive device), which resulted in him losing both his legs.
They set off from the Ben Nevis Inn at Achintee at 5pm, flagged off by Donald Cameron of Lochiel, Lord Lieutenant of Inverness-shire.
The beacon was lit by David Timmins, previously a lance corporal in the Royal Logistic Corps, on the summit at 10.30pm.
The beacon was one of 4,200 being lit in the Queen’s honour across the globe.
Six volunteers from the RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team carried the gas canisters and beacon up the 4,406ft mountain.
Also taking part in the challenge were service men and women from across the UK and Help for Heroes representatives and supporters.