The sponsored event is part of the Aberdeen finance advisory firm’s year of fundraising for Friends in memory of colleague and close friend Iain McGettrick.

The Portlethen father-of-two passed away earlier this year aged just 38 following a terminal cancer diagnosis.

On Sunday 4 August, a group of Hutcheon Mearns accountants and finance professionals is taking on a gruelling Lochnagar trek, with some of the team taking on the challenge of Loch Muick.

Adam Maitland, managing director of Hutcheon Mearns Integrating Finance, said: “The plan is to start our Lochnagar Hike early in the morning as it will take around eight hours.

“We’re also offering a Loch Muick walk that takes around three hours and sets off early afternoon with the idea that everyone finishes around about the same time in the same area.”