|Near the top of Ben Nevis|
|Team Climb with Ed before setting off|
You can read all about Ed and his family and see why he has been such an inspiration to everyone here.
|Andrew and I on the way up|
|With Nadia Sawalha and Kaye Adams|
Andrew had to make a newspaper deadline on the way down and although we set off walking (or running down) together - he had to go on ahead of me as I couldn't keep up with him. This is despite the fact Andrew did zero training and I had been going regularly to the gym to get in shape.
There are a lot of cobbles and big boulders to scramble over and the last hour was particularly painful but I really enjoy pushing myself physically. Despite it being a hard walk, I was surprised at how many children were walking up – some in wellies!
As a man with calves as thick as tree trunks ran up and down past me for a third time I called out “How many times is that?” “Four,” he grunted, not altering his pace as I looked on in shattered amazement, wondering if he was real or a robot.
Perhaps the best bit of the weekend was the celebration party in the hotel afterwards where Ed presented everyone with a certificate to mark our achievement and a fair few drinks were had. Andrew and I were very happy to meet up with Ajay who I had persuaded to join us after getting to know him and his wife at the Great Ormond Street Ball.
He came along with his friend Alan and both were fantastic company.
|With Ajay near the top|
Well done everyone for a fantastic achievement! What’s the next challenge?