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Last Updated: Thursday May 18 2006 19:30 GMT

Mystery of piano on mountain top

The piano at the top of Ben Nevis.
A mystery about how a piano got left at the top of Scotland's highest mountain has hit a new high note.

Volunteers clearing stones from the 1,344m peak were stunned to discover the large musical instrument.

Now lots of people have come forward to say that they were the ones who took the piano up there!

Among them is Kenny Campbell, who says the piano is actually an organ which he carried up the mountain for a cancer charity in 1971.

Mr Campbell said it took him four days to get to the top and when he returned to collect it, there were only two small pieces so it must have been buried.

The 64-year-old has also taken a beer barrel, a plough and a gas cylinder to the top of the summit.

A group of workers from a removals company in Dundee also claim they carried a piano to the summit as a prank 20 years ago.

And local people say there have been quite a few other unknown climbers carrying pianos up the mountain to raise money for charity too!!



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