Former Olympic skier Chemmy Alcott has been in the Lake District this week sampling Cumbrian produce.
The 33-year-old, who announced her retirement after competing for Team GB at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, was senior British national champion five times. She is now the brand ambassador for The Lakes Gin which is produced at the Lakes Distillery near Cockermouth. Founder and Managing Director Paul Currie says it's currently the second most visited distillery in the UK.
On a visit to the centre this week, Chemmy watched chefs preparing herdwick lamb and locally caught trout. She told ITV Border she loves coming to Cumbria and is looking forward to skiing here next time.
The wintery weather may be hindering some, but others have been making the most of the heavy snow fall in our region.
At Raise, next to Helvellyn, the Lake District Ski Club has been capitalising on the cold conditions.
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Martin Jordan, 79, has completed a marathon adventure in the Alps to raise money for Theatre by the Lake in Keswick.
His aim was to complete a sponsored ski down the equivalent of the height of Everest.
In January he travelled to Söll in the Austrian Tyrol to attempt his challenge.
His descent that day was 31,036ft (9,460 metres), topping his Everest target by more than 4,000ft, but on 30 January he went much further.
Money raised by Martin through sponsorship by Martin will be doubled under Arts Council England’s Catalyst funding scheme.
A passionate sportsman, who will be 80 next month, has completed a marathon adventure in the Alps to raise money for Theatre by the Lake in Keswick.
In one day, he skied more than 50 miles and descended more than 42,000ft, taking 35 ski lift rides on the way.
Martin Jordan had aimed to complete a sponsored ski down the equivalent of the height of Everest (29,029ft), a target he beat with ease on a day.