A former RAF Regiment Gunner is set to scale the highest peak in Western Europe to raise funds for a Scottish veterans charity.

Glaswegian Danny Pawson, 42, will climb Mont Blanc as part of a six-member team at the end of this month for Erskine.

He joined the RAF at 17 and was mostly based at RAF Lossiemouth with 51 Sqn.

He served during the Iraq War in 2003 and completed numerous operational tours in Iraq and Kuwait.

After five years of service, he transitioned to civilian life but his dedication to assisting veterans remained unwavering.

Glasgow Times: The cost of the climb is nearly £4,000 for flights, equipment, and costs to the adventure company

He said: “I've always thrived on challenges and adventure from my days in the military.

"Erskine has been a beacon of support for our veterans, and raising funds through this climb is my way of giving back to those who sacrificed so much for us.

"Seeing all the donations come in has been an incredible surprise and very overwhelming, knowing it all goes towards such a worthy cause.”

The cost of the climb is nearly £4,000 for flights, equipment, and costs to the adventure company and mountain guides.

Mr Pawson added: "I’ve paid this and I’m not looking to recoup a single penny – everything I raise will be going straight to Erskine.

"Some people might think it’s a bit crazy, but I just enjoy the challenge, testing my physical capabilities that I’ve always tried to keep up since being in the military”.

Wing Commander Ian Cumming MBE, chief executive of Erskine, said: "Danny’s mission up Mont Blanc is not just a test of physical endurance but also a profound gesture of support to his fellow servicemen and women.

"His efforts and fundraising will significantly contribute to the care and support we provide at Erskine, aiding hundreds of veterans across Scotland."

To contribute to Mr Pawson's cause, go to https://tinyurl.com/yn8m7jk8.