22 August 2012
Last updated at 14:05
Scout groups climbed the highest peaks of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland where they created Paralympic flames in time for next week's Games.
The peaks scaled were Northern Ireland's Slieve Donard, Snowdon in Wales, Scotland's Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike in England's Lake District. At each site, scouts used the traditional technique of rubbing flint together to create the flame.
The four teams. such as the group seen here at the top of Mount Snowdon, were made up of scouts, mountain guides and people with disabilities.
The flame on Snowdon was lit shortly before 10:10 BST with Lord Coe, chairman of Games organisers Locog, looking on.
Lord Coe said the focus of the Paralympic torch relay was human endeavour and team work, which was symbolised in the groups kindling the flames in different parts of the UK.
Mountaineer Kevin Shields, who has epilepsy and is missing part of his left hand, was in the Scottish group. Mr Shields, who has scaled some of the UK's most challenging mountains and was the first disabled climber to enter the Ice World Cup, carried the Scottish Paralympic flame on top of Ben Nevis.
The flames were carried down in lanterns ahead of celebrations in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast. And a 24-hour relay will leave Stoke Mandeville, the spiritual home of the Games, on 28 August to arrive in time for the opening ceremony in London the following day.