A group of volunteers have raised £14,000 for children in Kenya following a mountain trek.
A team of nine, five of them from Aberdeen, took the trip to the African country for Gathimba Edwards Foundation. The climb began from Sirimon gate, which is approximately 2,650 metres above sea level.
From the gate, the team took in a three-hour journey to the Old Moses camp, which is approximately 9km away and 3,300 metres above sea level.
The next day the volunteers climbed to Shipton camp, 4,200m up, and two members also managed to reach the Lenana peak – at 4,985m.
Organised annually by the Gathimba Edwards Foundation, which was founded by Aberdonian Myles Edwards and Gideon Gathimba, the trip raises funds to support children and their families in Kenya through housing and education projects, with the charity largely funded by Aberdeen residents.
The latest trek raised £14,000, almost doubling the amount of £7,200 made last year on the same trip.
Alan Brown one of the volunteers on the trip, climbed the mountain for the second year in a row.
He said: “Climbing Mount Kenya is nothing compared to what the families are going through every day of their lives.
“We only had to push ourselves for three days, they have to endure their conditions each day.
“The weather made it tougher than last year, as it rained most of the climb, but it just made me get there quicker.
“It is always a relief to finish, but at the same time it felt great to be able to do it again.
“Seeing the families every year just makes me so grateful what I have at home.
“Like I have said to Myles in the past, it has changed my life.
“I love coming over to Kenya, everyone makes you feel so special, the difference GEF have made to the families there is just amazing.
“I can’t wait until next year.”
The charity organises several trips each year, which includes visiting families it supports, and a house-building trip in which volunteers construct homes for the families.
The next trip will run from July 21 to August 3.