Scouts yesterday scaled the equivalent of two Mount Fujis to raise money for a trip to Japan.
A total of 36 scouts have been chosen to represent north and west London at this summer's World Scout Jamboree in Yamaguchi City, where they will join more than 30,000 young people from across the globe.
Alison Bell, from Ealing, and Jamie King, from Uxbridge, yesterday joined about 30 scouts from across London to trek up and down the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower in London's Olympic Park.
Between them the scouts ascended more than 7,000 metres - twice the height of Japan's tallest mountain - to raise money for the trip.
Alison, Jamie and scout leader Lee Randall each climbed the 115 metre tall helical steel sculpture four times, taking two hours to complete the challenge.
Alison said: "I wouldn’t have thought I’d be doing this if it wasn't for scouts, climbing the Orbit is a great experience and not something you do everyday."
* You can sponsor the scouts and help them on their way to Japan here. You can also track their progress over coming months by following @glmwjapan on Twitter.