A North Berwick man completed a fund-raising trek up Mount Kilimanjaro despite being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease three years ago.
Stuart Symington (55), who managed to climb nearly 5,000 metres of the world’s highest mountain, said: “I’m used to endurance events but the altitude sickness floored me and the actual climb to the summit is so demanding.
“You start off at midnight, walking in torchlight, then get to the summit just as dawn is breaking.”
Cash raised will go to Leuchie House, the respite care centre near North Berwick.
The former contract manager at Torness power station was diagnosed with a mild form of Parkinson’s in 2010 and has tried various forms of medication to combat the condition. He said: “I decided the medication was making me worse so I’m off all medication now.”