An old soldier has brought on an ice marathon – in the kilt.
When Scott Crighton crossed the final distinct the Siberian race, together with his beard frozen to their face and kilt flapping when you look at the freezing breeze, he celebrated in traditional fashion – by doing a track on a set of bagpipes.
Scott, 38, travelled on remote Russian town of Omsk, deeply in vastness of Siberia, to contend.
Winter temperatures in the town can plummet to -39C (-38.2F).
And then he stated the locals had been taken aback by his old-fashioned Scottish get fully up.
Ex-Gordon Highlander Scott, formerly of Hazlehead, stated: “They just thought I happened to be crazy.
“It had been therefore cool, and working in a kilt may be pretty difficult.
“You virtually skate around there also, there’s ice and snowfall every where.”
Scott, whom today lives along with his spouse and two young sons in Lancashire, stated he believed their North-east upbringing braced him for the withering cold of Siberia.
When requested how he couldn't freeze to death, Scott stated: “It’s easy, I’m Scottish and a Gordon Highlander.”
The Russian run is very hard, but Scott ended up being determined to aid charity Kidneys forever, prompted by his son’s school spouse which is suffering from the life-threatening problem.
The courageous four-year-old was created with a renal condition needing dialysis – and underwent an organ contribution from their mum.
Policeman Scott stated: “People tell myself you need to be difficult, a policeman, an ex-Highlander, but i'ven’t experienced 50 % of exactly what this child experiences everyday, and he’s only four yrs . old.