A team of 10 power workers swapped climbing poles to scale mountains.

The workers, all employed by UK Power Networks in Norfolk, climbed the tallest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis, in support of Nelson’s Journey which helps children and young people in Norfolk who have experienced significant loss.

Overhead linesperson, Mark Alexander, detailed that while some had climbed before, this trip saw them ascend in three hours and 25 minutes, and descend in two and a half hours.

He said: “We all found it really tough.

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"But with lots of laughter that helped us along."

Their arrival at the peak was marked with hugs, celebration and even an American jet fly-by.

Following their successful descent, celebrations continued at Ben Nevis Inn, while their fundraising efforts amounted to £4,000 for the charity, which has supported thousands of bereaved children since 1997.

Head of fundraising at Nelson’s Journey, Guy Stevens, said: “We are absolutely delighted that the team from UK Power Networks have chosen to support us with this incredible challenge.

"We have been following their journey and they have done so well."