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Digital Subscriptions > Arran Banner > 11th June 2016 > The man who pulled an anvil up Goatfell

The man who pulled an anvil up Goatfell

... not forgetting Fraser who was with him every step of the way

He’s the man who pulled an anvil up Goatfell. And at 3.30pm on Sunday, in the blazing sunshine, he completed the awe-inspiring challenge.

It had taken Davy Ballantyne a total of 26 days to haul the huge anvil up the 2,866ft mountain. He had hoped to do it in a week.

All smiles Davy and his family with Fraser at the top. B24anvil18

And he was helped every step of the way by Fraser Aitchison.

The gruelling, Herculean journey saw Davy enduring all weather conditions, swollen hands, sore ribs, struggles with his breathing and a serious weight loss. But, in overcoming these challenges, his tremendous feat has raised more than £13,000 – more than four times his original target – and money is still pouring in. He was raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) after his daughter Roisin was diagnosed with type 1 of the condition last year.

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