Looking back at former Marine's spectacular rock climbs

The funeral takes place on Monday of one of the West Country's greatest adventurers.

For decades Mike Banks, who lived near Bath, led pioneering mountaineering and polar expeditions around the world.

He began climbing in the 1940s as an instructor for the Royal Marines. The sea cliffs of Bosigran in West Cornwall were his training ground.

But what made him most remarkable, was that he kept tackling some of Britain's most spectacular rock climbs when he was well into his 70s.

Our reporter, John Alcock, filmed the former Royal Marine Commando on some of his most amazing climbs: