Members of the public are being encouraged to sign up to trek the length of the Great Wall of China – virtually.
The Archie Foundation, which is based in Aberdeen, runs an annual fundraising competition – with this year marking the eighth time the initiative has run.
Throughout September, people can take on the month-long trek, with all money raised going towards supporting children in hospital.
Participants are asked to sign up online for the challenge through the Archie’s Challenge website.
Steps are tracked using either a pedometer, Fitbit or similar piece of equipment.
The challenge will see a 175-mile section of the Great Wall of China taken on, as the entire wall is more than 13,000 miles long.
In reality it is not possible to walk the entire length, as much of it is in ruins, but it’s estimated to take around 177 days to complete in its entirety.
To complete the section, people will be asked to walk a minimum of 13,700 steps per day.
While taking part, people are also encouraged to raise money for the children’s charity.
The person who raises the most money at the end of the challenge will win a trip to China, so that they can walk a section of the wall in person.
Other prizes up for grabs include trophies, a certificate, t-shirts and a goodie bag, depending on how much money is raised.
Last year’s winner Colleen Hutchison raised £1191.21.
She said: “When I set up the online fundraiser I didn’t expect to raise the amount I did.
“I still can’t quite believe I am going all the way to China to walk on the wall.
“I am very excited and delighted my sisters will be with me to share this amazing experience.
“Signing up for the virtual trek in 2017 has led to far more than I ever expected.
“All I can say is if I can, anyone can, so get signed up for this year’s challenge and maybe you can be as lucky as me and help an amazing charity at the same time.”
To sign up for the Archie Foundation challenge, visit: www.archieschallenge.org.uk