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Man Climbs Ben Nevis in a Speedo – for Charity of Course

SpeedoMick has raised over a million dollars for charity. He's currently on his last months-long walk of an eight-year fundraising push

Michael Cullen just climbed Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest mountain, wearing speedos. For seven years, he’s been raising money by walking around the U.K. in a speedo, under the name SpeedoMick.

He left John O’ Groats on Dec. 29 and will be travelling over 970 kilometres to Land’s End, covering 25 kilometres a day for two or three months in aid of The SpeedoMick Foundation – which will give grants to small grassroots charities that support mental health awareness, disadvantaged young people and the homeless. As part of his walk, he’s hoping to climb the three peaks – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, and Mount Snowdon – along the way. He said, “It was a very emotional day yesterday and I left a few tears on the top of Ben Nevis. Thank you to everyone who’s donated, we are making a difference here.”

Cullen is wasting no time and is back on the road after climbing in a -18°C chill at the top Ben Nevis, in what he described as “a really emotional and gruelling day.” So far, he’s has raised over $85,000 CAD since . He hopes to raise £1 million by the time the fundraising walk is finished.

“Sadly after i have finished this next challenge I will be hanging up my blue knickers for ever more,” Cullen said. “I have spent seven years tirelessly fundraising for charity and I’m a bit knackered now and I also want to spend more time with my loved ones as we don’t have them forever do we.” To date, he’s raised over $1.5 million CAD for charity. Find out more and donate here.