SIX-YEAR-OLD Shelley girl Bryony Haigh has scaled the dizzy heights of Ben Nevis to raise money for charity.

Shelley First School pupil Bryony tackled the 4,000ft peak in Scotland during a family holiday in August.

Little Bryony wanted to raise funds for a good cause and chose Huddersfield-based Woodhead Mountain Rescue to benefit, as a family friend volunteers with the team.

So far, she has collected £238 in sponsorship.

Bryony completed the climb with her mum Katie, dad Jonathan and nine other relatives.

Katie said: “We climbed Snowdon last year and took Bryony’s brother Ben, who’s two. As we had booked a family holiday to Scotland we decided to do Ben Nevis.

“We did not take Ben though, we decided carrying him up Snowdon had been enough!

“We’re not regular walkers but we do like to be outdoors. Bryony really enjoyed it.”

The family are now keen for another challenge and plan to take on Scafell Pike in the Lake District.

Katie said: “Bryony has said she wants to do it.

“It will be good, because we will have completed all three major British peaks.”

Ben Nevis is the UK’s highest mountain

It rises to a height of 4,406 feet (1,344m)

The mountain stands on the shores of Loch Linnhe and overlooks the town of Fort William

In Gaelic, the word Nevis means poisonous, or terrible

The average climb in good weather takes from 3½ to 5 hours