Autistic lad climbs Ben Nevis

Lochln Carr (15) climbed Ben Nevis raising over �1000 for NAS
Lochln Carr (15) climbed Ben Nevis raising over �1000 for NAS

Over £1100 has been raised by a 15-year-old Denny boy to support people with autism.

Carrongrange pupil Lochlan Carr, who is on the autistic spectrum, climbed Ben Nevis and raised £1120.

His mum, Ruth asked him to set himself a charity challenge over the holidays, however, she had no idea it would end up with her climbing to the UK’s highest point.

She said: “It was a tough challenge but I am thrilled to have helped Lochlan achieve his goals.”

After deciding on his challenge, the family reached out to the National Autism Society Scotland, who helped set up the climb.

Jo Hamilton from NAS said: “We helped Lochlan by finding guides and found other people willing to participate in the challenge.

“We had people from London and in total 28 climbed Ben Nevis, all of whom were either a parent of someone with autism, a sibling or staff and support workers with the NAS.”

Ruth said: “Lochlan struggled about halfway but the encouragement from the guides helped him reach the top.”

The group raised almost £7000 for the charity.