The ladies have already bagged one Munro this morning. 

Five fearless friends are taking on their biggest challenge yet today (Friday) in aid of The Leanne Fund.

The team from Lewis are currently climbing seven Munros in a race against time to complete the challenge within 24 hours.

They set off at 4.30am this morning and have already completed the first Munro.

They hope to complete the challenge later today at the summit of Ben Nevis.

Having already walked 500 miles (5 ladies - 100 miles non-stop) for The Fund in 2013, the determined group are taking on the epic journey to mark the seventh birthday of the growing charity.

Chrisetta Mitchell, Jimina MacLeod, Chrisell MacLeod, Mina Nicolson and Donna Barden have been scaling new heights in their preparations for the adventure and are delighted to have received extremely generous sponsorship.

Horshader Community Development covered the costs associated with the challenge such as accommodation, hiking clothing and safety equipment and CalMac are also sponsoring the return ferry journey.

The challenge will see ladies climb Stob Choire Claurigh, Stob Coire an Laoigh, Sgurr Choinnich Mor, Aonach Beag, Aonach Mor, Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis (7 Munros) in under 24 hours.

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On the Loch Seaforth ferry earlier today