Quadruple amputee Corinne Hutton from Beith is to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in her latest charity challenge.

Corinne, who founded the charity Finding Your Feet, is taking part in the 11-day hike to raise money to reduce social isolation for amputees.

The University of the West of Scotland Honorary Doctor is using UWS Lanarkshire’s new £110 million new environmental chamber to prepare for her challenge.

Corinne, who lost both her hands and legs below the knee after suffering from acute pneumonia and septicaemia, will begin her 90km trip in Tanzania on September 29.

She aims to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro on October 6, fundraising for Finding Your Feet.

Corinne revealed: “Following an infection in 2017 I had the majority of one of my lungs removed, so dealing with the altitude on Kilimanjaro has been a worry for both me and my family.

“The fact that UWS can offer this fantastic, state-of-the-art facility to help me get an understanding of how I’ll deal with the conditions is just incredible.

“UWS have been great supporters of Finding Your Feet, and I’m delighted they can be a part of my trek up the mountain.

“I’m honoured to be an ambassador for them and delighted that they’re so helpful in our goal of reducing isolation within the amputee community and helping those who have been through limb loss to realise their full potential.”

Professor Craig Mahoney, principal and vice-chancellor of UWS, said: “Corinne Hutton is an inspiration to many

of us, and it’s truly amazing that she’s going to climb Africa’s tallest mountain for her charity, Finding Your Feet.

“We will be supporting Corinne all the way.

“We hope that our environmental chamber will help her prepare for the challenge ahead, and that she’ll be the first of many to use our new, state-of-the-art facility.

“From students and staff at UWS, we wish Corinne the best of luck.”

To donate to Corinne’s challenge, visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/corsclimbingkili