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Kilted adventurer braves jungle in honour of late boxing legend and pal Ken Buchanan

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A kilted adventurer has braved the jungle in honour of late boxing legend and pal Ken Buchanan.Ex-soldier Jock McInnes, whose charity expeditions have taken him around the globe, has tackled some of his toughest terrain yet during a week-long mountain trek in Thailand.He battled crippling heat, mosquitoes and blood-sucking leaches while carrying a picture of his treasured friend with him in his sporran.The 67-year-old from Scone, Perthshire, who has raised in excess of £2million over the years, took on the mission to help struggling boxers after stepping into an ambassador role previously held by former world lightweight champion Ken, who passed away earlier this year.Jock said: “This one was really challenging and touched my heart because I knew who I was doing it for and the cause behind it.“I always asked Ken to go with me on one of my adventures but he always said ‘you go on without me’.

This time I took him with me in my sporran.“When I got up to the top and looked down I thought ‘he must’ve reached down and pulled me up a bit’.”Jock, who previously served in the Black Watch, Royal Highland Regiment, was honoured by the Queen with an MBE in 2014 for his services to charity having dedicated the last 20 years to his causes.Get the latest news sent straight to your messages by joining our WhatsApp community today.You'll receive daily updates on breaking news as well as the top headlines across Scotland.No one will be able to see who is signed up and no one can send messages except the Daily Record team.All you have to do is click here if you're on mobile, select 'Join Community' and you're in!If you're on a desktop, simply scan the QR code above with your phone and click 'Join Community'.We also treat our community

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