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While thousands of visitors arrive in Fort William every summer by coach, car, bike, train, even cruise ships, two Norweigan adventurers have just rolled into town on skis, following the Great Glen Way from Inverness, writes Iain Ferguson.
For friends Atle Korsmo and Ingvald Storjord the trip to Fort William is only a part of their worldwide holiday roller ski activities, which sees the duo taking a coast to coast route in different countries.
Just before Covid hit, the pair had already skied across Laos, with plans for the Philippines and Vietnam already in the pipeline now that Scotland has been ticked off their list.
Both expert and keen snow skiers, they thought it would be fun to continue enjoyment of their favourite activity during the summer by donning roller skis and setting off across the world in a fun challenge.
Atle said: ‘We had planned to be here a couple of years ago but Covid stopped us.
‘We have really enjoyed the trip from Inverness coming down the lochs and canal to Fort William.
‘It was a bit wet for a lot of the time, but we are used to that.’
The pair were accompanied by their wives Halle and Anne-Kate who also enjoyed the visit by dropping into various events such as the Glengarry Highland Games as they tracked the men’s progress.