Success for Gary’s Big 10 challenge

Next stop Ben Nevis: Gary Milne successfully scaled 10 Munros as part of his triathlon challenge.
Next stop Ben Nevis: Gary Milne successfully scaled 10 Munros as part of his triathlon challenge.

Forfar man Gary Milne was successful in his attempt to bag the ‘Big 10’ Munros in Scotland as part of a gruelling triathlon.

He was also raising money for the Scottish Mountain Rescue Service.

Gary recently swam across Loch Lomond and cycled and swam a 200-mile route taking in some of the country’s most breath-taking scenery and most challenging terrain.

Despite feeling after the three days as if he had been “hit by a bus,” he said he was satisfied with what he had done and that he had completed the challenge on time.

He added: “Each day I went through phases, usually while going uphill, of asking why I was doing it then phases of enjoying it and having fun.

“My feet are a bit torn up and my ankles are a bit scraped but otherwise I don’t think there are any lasting injuries.”