Cumbrian mountaineer climbs Everest - for fifth time

Tim Mosedale and his team on Everest

One of Cumbria's leading climbers has completed his fifth summit of Everest.Tim Mosedale, from Keswick, finished the climb and arrived safely back at Base Camp on the mountain yesterday.He was one of dozens of climbers stranded on the mountain last year after one of Nepal's biggest earthquakes sparked a devastating avalanche.In his Facebook post from Everest, Mr Mosedale says that "it was a challenging summit day to say the least."

Back home in Keswick, his father John Mosedale says he believes his son will be aiming for more climbs of the world's highest mountain in future.

Tim is a professional mountaineer and reached the summit this week as the leader of an expedition of climbers who had paid to reach the top of Everest. Last year he was attempting to reach the top with another group when the earthquake struck, killing 22 people.The total death toll for the earthquake that struck Nepal is estimated at 9,000 people.