An Aberdeenshire man is taking on the world's biggest mountain in an effort to raise money for a little-understood condition.
Neil McDonald, from Kintore, hopes to raise as much money as possible to support research for type-1 diabetes, a condition suffered by his ten-year-old daughter Darcey.
He has already raised £100,000 ahead of his challenge to scale Mount Everest, in the Himalayas.
He said: "It's a great feeling. It's also a relief as well, because we set ourselves a target and we didn't know whether we would be able to get it."
More than 3500 children in Scotland are affected by type-1 diabetes, a condition which has no cure.
The money Mr McDonald raises will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He is funding the Mount Everest trip himself, to ensure every penny raised reaches a good cause.
Mr McDonald has already conquered Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Western Europe, and also Aconcagua in South America.