A mountain top was an unusual destination for a Shropshire removals company which was sent to deliver sensitive radio equipment.

But Glyn Upton Removals, of Telford, accomplished the difficult task despite a treacherous and slippy route normally used by walkers.

Glyn Upton’s were asked by Crown Castle, a telecommunications company, to deliver new radio digital broadcasting equipment to the top of The Wrekin – and at 1,365ft above sea level that was one tall order.

A winding and rocky pathway leading to the top of Shropshire’s legendary mountain was made more treacherous by months of floodwater, said company boss Glyn Upton, who has been in the family removals business all his working life.

But the potential problem of getting a 26ft long and 13ft high removals van weighing more than seven tonnes proved no problem at all for the removals firm based at nearby Cluddley, Telford.

“It was quite a feat to get an extremely large removals vehicle on top of The Wrekin and this is certainly one of our more unusual requests. But if you can take sensitive radio equipment to the top of a mountain then it just proves that we can go anywhere.”

The digital audio broadcasting equipment and two transmitters were delivered to the mast at the top of the peak yesterday afternoon (tues). The equipment, being installed by Transcom Engineering Services, of Apley Castle, Telford, will bring digital radio to Shropshire for the first time.

“It just goes to show that we can and will go anywhere to make a delivery,” said Glyn, who is more used to organising removals for companies and home owners across the region – at a much lower altitude.