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Cumbrians scale Everest 1 year after Nepal earthquakes

Today marks the first anniversary of a devestating earthquake in Nepal that left nearly 9 million people dead.

It also triggered a large avalanche on Mount Everest. It killed 12 people and trapped two mountaineers from our region, Chris Harling and Tim Mosedale.

Both are currently back on Everest and hope to get to the summit next month.

'It's in his blood. We can't tell him not to go, he wants to do it. Two of his clients, this year, it's their third time with Tim so they're determined to try and summit as well.'

– John Mosedale, Tim Mosedale's Dad

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Carlisle celebrates Nepalese festival

Nepalese traditional dancing Credit: ITV News Border

A colourful festival featuring Nepalese food and traditional dancing has been taking place in Carlisle.

Hosted by the city's female members of the Nepalese Association, the event celebrated the annual Teej Festival which sees women dress in red.

"This festival actually helps us to preserve our culture even though we are thousands of miles from Nepal. It's for our young ones so they can learn what the festival is and what we do back home."

– Deepa Phagami, Carlisle Nepalese Association
The Festival brought Nepal's culture to Carlisle Credit: ITV News Border

WATCH: Cumbrian climber attempts extreme triathlon for Nepal

An expedition leader who was on Mount Everest when the earthquake struck Nepal in April is taking on an extreme challenge to try to raise money for some of the victims' families.

Three Nepalese members of Tim Mosedale's team were killed when the earthquake triggered an avalanche at the mountain's base camp.

Tim Backshall reports.

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Cumbrian climber attempts extreme triathlon for Nepal

Tim Mosedale leads expeditions up Everest in Nepal Credit: Tim Mosedale

A Cumbrian climber who was leading an expedition on Everest when the earthquakes hit Nepal in April is training to complete 3 extreme sports challenges in the Lake District back to back to raise money for the rebuilding of the country.

Tim Mosedale is training for 50 days to attempt to swim Derwent Water and back, cycle the Fred Whitton route then run the Bob Graham Round in 48 hours, an extreme triathlon.

The swim is 4.5Km each way, the cycle is a grueling 112 miles over 6 Lakeland passes and the run is a 66-mile ultra marathon taking in 42 peaks and 27,000ft ascent and descent.

Tim will attempt to cycle the Fred Whitton route. Credit: Tim Mosedale

Film-maker raising money for Nepal earthquake victims

Rescue workers clear debris from a collapsed house in the ancient city of Bhaktapur Credit: Reuters

A former University of Cumbria student who won top prize at the Katmandu International Mountain Film Festival for her documentary about a Nepalese boy living in the UK is now selling her film to raise money for victims of the Nepal earthquakes.

Laxcha Bantawa has so far raised £2,000 and hopes to fund 25 shelters for people made homeless by the earthquakes earlier this year.

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