Scouts complete Munro Challenge

THREE Scottish mountains, in the form of a climbing wall, were scaled in Nailsea town centre on Saturday.

Curious passers-by stopped to watch 1st Nailsea scouts climb 450 ascents of a 26ft climbing tower in Somerset Square to help raise �160,000 for a new training centre.

Beavers, cubs and explorers, were sponsored to complete the Munro Challenge, a Munro being a Scottish mountain more than 3,000ft high.

Group scout leader Steve Hamey said: “Most of the group turned up and attracted quite a lot of interest from the public.

“It was an excellent day with brilliant weather.

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“The older explorer scouts ran up and down the tower to finish off the 450 ascents in double quick time.”

Plans for the revamped activity and training centre, which will be built in two phases at the group’s headquarters in Clevedon Road, were submitted to North Somerset Council last month.

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