A SCOTTISH businessman has completed a world record bid to lay the highest floor in the world at the summit of Kilimanjaro in Africa.

Richard Snape, founder of The Wooden Floor Store, carried the packet of wooden flooring along the Lemosho route on the north face of the Tanzanian mountain, which is Africa’s highest peak.

Fighting off altitude sickness, he laid the floor signed by donators and supporters at

Uhuru peak (5,985m).

The businessman’s climb has so far raised £2,300 for the Bradley Logan Memorial Fund.

The charity was set up after the sudden death from CPVT (catecholominergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia) of 10-year-old Bradley, who was in the same year at school as Snape’s daughter.

Despite seven months of training, Snape and his team still struggled with the thin air at the heady heights of 19,000 feet above sea level.

He said: “We lost a guide on the way up from severe altitude sickness and another team-member got into difficulties on the descent and had to be evacuated on a stretcher. It was extremely difficult doing anything at that altitude – just breathing was an effort, never mind laying a floor – but the support of the people back home drove me on to complete the challenge.

“We’ve sent documentation along with photo and video evidence to the Guinness Book of World Records, so we’ve got our fingers crossed that they verify the feat.”