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Community Action Nepal on BBC News! The Everest Challenge & 45th Anniversary Celebration

As part of CAN's 45th anniversary celebrations of Doug Scott and Dougal Haston's successful first ever summit of Everest by the south west face, a group of CAN Trustees and supporters - including Euan Scott, Doug's son - scaled Carrock Fell in the Lake District. The BBC joined them and broadcast live from the foot of the fell during their BBC1 morning breakfast show.

Fiona Trott covered the event, interviewing Sir Chris Bonington a number of times as he looked on - reminiscent of his onlooking during Doug and Dougal's final few hours of ascent before the summit in 1975, although we presume far less stressful!

The CAN team were on the fell as part of the final leg of Glyn Utting and Jon Maguire's Virtual Everest Challenge 2020 - both of them climbing 6000m on their stairs at home, or on the steps in their local park in Jon's case, and then completing the final 2848m of Everest's total height by climbing Carrock Fell five times. They were joined by Cara Buchan, a fellow Trustee, and Euan Scott.

It was a fantastic day, hampered only slightly by the weather, and buoyed by the support of friends and family who joined on the day.

You can watch all the news reports here - including two evening news reports too!

Our thanks to everyone who supported us, and to the BBC for helping to spread the message.

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