Published: 30/11/2012 09:57 - Updated: 30/11/2012 10:02

Chloe hits the heights for Macmillan

A TENACIOUS Moray youngster has raised £1,175 for Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of her courageous granny.

Chloe with her mum Rachael and Colin Milne of Macmillan Cancer Support
Chloe with her mum Rachael and Colin Milne of Macmillan Cancer Support

Chloe Dean (6), a pupil at Mosstodloch Primary School, climbed Ben Nevis in July with her mum Rachael, dad Willie and uncle Matthew Dean.

It took them four-and-a-half hours to make the 4,408ft ascent, and just under three hours to come down.

Chloe’s granny, Alison Dean, died in 20120, at the age of 58, from brain cancer.

Despite atrocious weather on the day, Chloe, who came up with the idea to scale Scotland’s highest mountain, and the others remained in good spirits throughout the climb.

The family, of Easter Clockeasy Farm, near Lhanbryde, thanked everyone who sponsored Chloe.

"It was an awful day and the weather was really bad. We could hardly see in front of us at one point, conditions were that bad," said Rachael.

"We had a cup of tea at the top but we were absolutely frozen. We had three sets of clothes with us and chocolate biscuits which kept us going."

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