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Thursday 2 October 2014

Room with a view, with a difference

Published 28/06/2013 | 17:52

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'A room with a view' which a team from Travelodge created when they scaled Ben Nevis (Travelodge/PA)
The hotel room was constructed in the snow at 1,344 metres (Travelodge/PA)

Hotel bosses have created a room with a view when they installed a bed at the top of Britain's highest mountain.

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A team from Travelodge scaled Ben Nevis in the Highlands to construct a hotel room in the snow at 1,344 metres (4,409ft).

The 36-strong group carried a bed, duvet, pillows, a picture and a chair up the mountain on Thursday in the charity stunt.

The eight-and-a-half-hour challenge raised more than £60,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Paul Harvey, Travelodge managing director for property, said: "We thought it would be a good idea to take our new Travelodge room to new heights as part of our fundraising programme and you don't get any higher in the UK than the summit of Ben Nevis.

"It was certainly one of the hardest constructions we have ever undertaken. The terrain is very steep and exhausting, and all that weight makes it even more of a challenge.

"Although it rained on the way up, the weather conditions were actually perfect for the challenge as the rain kept us cool and when we reached the summit the wind stopped blowing, which was a great bonus when constructing the room on the snow.

"It was certainly worth the pain, as the views from the highest hotel room in Britain were breathtaking."

Sally Hill from Macmillan said: "This was a really impressive feat."

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