Cumbrian climbers to tackle deadly Himalayan mountain

Part of the Annapurna range in the Himalayas Credit: PA

Two Cumbrian climbers are on their way to the Himalayas to scale one of the most deadly mountains in the world.

The Annapurna mountain range has claimed the lives of 40% of people who've attempted to climb it.

Jamie Annetts from Staveley and Matt Stapely from Penrith will attempt to scale the 7,937-metre Annapurna II peak.

They will follow in the footsteps of famous Cumbrian climber, Sir Chris Bonnington, who was the first person to climb Annapurna II in 1960 - only 15 people have made it to the top since.