Paralympic flame on Scafell pike

The English Paralympic flame will be lit on Scafell pike by a group of disabled and non-disabled scouts.

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A group of disabled and non-disabled Scouts will climb to the top of Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain to create the English Paralympic flame.

At the same time flames will be lit on top of the highest mountains of Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Scouts will use the traditional technique of rubbing flint together to create sparks and kindle a flame. The Flame will then be placed in a miner's lantern and taken to London where it will be the focus for a day of Paralympic celebrations.

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