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Mountain Festival ticket sales to fund Nepal relief effort

2014 Keswick Mountain Festival Credit: Keswick Mountain Festival

Keswick Mountain Festival organisers have announced that £1 from the sale of tickets bought over the festival weekend will be donated to Community Action Nepal.

It applies to all festival entry tickets bought during the event from Thursday 11th May to Sunday 17th May.

Festival organisers say the earthquakes in Nepal have sent shock-waves through the mountain community and this is about doing their bit to support the country.

Community Action Nepal was founded by mountaineer Doug Scott who lives in Wigton in Cumbria. The money raised from the festival will be used for long term support, rebuilding and rehabilitation of remote mountain communities.

Mount Everest: 'shaken clear of ice'

Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

The situation in Nepal is "not good" and Mount Everest was "shaken clear of ice", according to mountaineer and charity worker Doug Scott CBE.

He was the first British man to ascend Everest in 1975, and now runs Community Action Nepal, which is raising money for the relief effort.

He's been in touch with friends and staff members who are in the country, since the latest 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck:


Money will go to 'Community Action Nepal'

Sir Chris Bonington has decided to auction off the Olympic torch he carried to the summit of mount Snowdon, in order to raise money for charity.

His friend and fellow mountaineer, Doug Scott, founded 'Community Action Nepal', a charity which helps support the mountain people of Nepal.

The Olympic Torch is currently being auctioned through open online bids, with the climax of the auction coming at a special mountaineering lecture and fund raising event at the Royal Geographical Society on Wednesday 14th November.

Bids can be placed through the Community Action Nepal website.