Veteran skier completes Alps adventure

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.

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