A 91-year old woman from Penrith has been given a prestigious award for her talents in mountaineering.
Gwen Moffat has been given an honorary membership of the British Mountaineering Council in recognition of her achievement as the first female British Mountain Guide.
She began climbing when she was 21 after picking up a hitch-hiker and deserted the army to take up the sport.
The hitch-hiker continued to write to her, trying to convince her to become a conscientious objector too and learn to climb.
It wasn't until her love life spiraled into despair that she took up the offer.
In 1953, the Queen was coronated, Everest was climbed, and Gwen became the first female British Mountain Guide.
A film has now been made about Gwen's experiences, which has brought her fame.
Operation Moffat was made by Claire Carter and Jen Randall and has won a stack of awards.
Claire Carter spoke to ITV Border about why they wanted to make the film:
Now she joins the likes of Sir Chris Bonington as an honorary member of the British Mountaineering Council.
She wrote books, including her autobiography and finally settled in Penrith, writing crime novels. Now her life of adventure will inspire others too.