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Thousands in Kendal for Mountain Festival

The Mountain Festival is back. Credit: ITV Border

Thousands of people are descending on Kendal, for the town's annual Mountain Festival.

Outdoor enthusiasts from all around the world visit the event, which brings around one million pounds into the local economy.

Outdoor enthusiasts from all around the world are visiting. Credit: ITV Border

This year, money is being raised to help rebuild communities devastated by the earthquakes in Nepal.

Nepal is very close to a lot of our hearts and we felt it right to celebrate everything positive about that country but also to support them.

It's up to us to support those people that have helped numerous, numerous groups over the years, be it trekking or high altitude climbing and so we want to do our bit this year and a lot of events are going on to raise money for the Earthquake Appeal."

– Steve Scott, Kendal Mountain Festival