Mount Everest

  1. Sir Chris climbs a local Everest for Nepal charity

    The Cumbrian mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington is taking part in a special fell walk today to mark the 45th anniversary of the day that two Britons climbed Mount Everest.

    Mountaineering scene

    Doug Scott (pictured right) and Dougal Haston were the first to ascend the south-west face in 1975, and the first Britons to make the summit, in an expedition led by Sir Chris (left).

    Today's climb is taking place on Carrock Fell, near Keswick, in aid of Doug Scott's charity, Community Action Nepal, which builds health centres and schools for the Nepalese people who work with mountaineers.

    It is currently raising money to rebuild those provided over previous decades, because they were destroyed by the earthquake in 2015.

  2. Mountaineer Doug battles cancer and fights on for charity

    Martin Lewes


    The Cumbrian mountaineer Doug Scott, who with Dougal Haston was one of the first two Britons to climb the world's highest mountain Everest, is battling inoperable brain cancer and continuing to raise money for the charity he spent his life developing.

    Doug Scott and TRish opening school in Bahrabise in Nepal

    Doug, now 71, is seen here with his wife Trish opening a school in Nepal paid for by Community Action Nepal, which has built dozens of similar facilities and health centres in Himalayan villages.

    Many were devastated in the 2015 earthquake, since when he has kept working to rebuild them, raising £2.5m and even last weekend climbing his staircase at home as part of an annual challenge event for the charity.

    A spokesman for CAN said: "His illness is a terrible setback for his family and friends as well as CAN supporters in the UK and internationally, but he wants to see 'no let up' in the efforts to support and sustain the health, education and livelihoods of the mountain people of Nepal."

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