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Triathlon challenge to help Nepal

Tim will attempt to cycle the Fred Whitton route. Credit: Tim Mosedale

A Cumbrian mountaineer, who's trying to raise thousands of pounds for the victims of the Nepalese earthquake, begins a two day triathlon challenge this evening.

Tim Mosedale will try to cycle 112 miles over the Lake District passes, then swim the length of Derwentwater and back, and finally run over 42 Cumbrian mountains - all within 48 hours.


Film-maker raising money for Nepal earthquake victims

Rescue workers clear debris from a collapsed house in the ancient city of Bhaktapur Credit: Reuters

A former University of Cumbria student who won top prize at the Katmandu International Mountain Film Festival for her documentary about a Nepalese boy living in the UK is now selling her film to raise money for victims of the Nepal earthquakes.

Laxcha Bantawa has so far raised £2,000 and hopes to fund 25 shelters for people made homeless by the earthquakes earlier this year.

Nepalese community fundraise for earthquake

Nepalese Association Carlisle Credit: ITV Border

Carlisle's Nepalese community have been on the city's streets raising money for the victims of last month's earthquake.

More than 8,000 people died, thousands more are injured or homeless.

All the money raised will go directly to people in the worst-affected areas of the country.

Fundraising in Carlisle Credit: ITV Border

Keswick Mountain Festival raises £20k for Nepal earthquake relief effort

Credit: Keswick Mountain Festival

Last week's Keswick Mountain Festival raised £20,000 for victims of the Nepal earthquake.

The four-day event took place on the shore of Derwentwater and provided a feast of live music sport, outdoor activities and high profile speakers including Ray Mears, Jonny Brownlee and Leo Houlding.

£1 from the sale of each ticket bought at the festival was earmarked for Community Action Nepal (CAN) and when this money is added to other fundraising efforts and donations made during the festival it amounts to around £20,000.

CAN is a UK based charity set up by mountaineer Doug Scott in 1975 to help the mountain people of Nepal and is supported by mountaineers and mountain-lovers from across the globe.

The video below is all about about fundraising for CAN during the festival.

Ice climb fundraiser to raise money for Nepal

Chris Bonington and Doug Scott.

Mountaineers Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott are inviting Cumbrians to raise money for victims of the Nepal earthquakes.

They're asking them to join a fundraising event on 12 June, where climbers will scale the height of Everest on Cumbria's only indoor ice wall.

The key thing is, you're doing it for such an important cause. Because Community Action Nepal has a large number of health posts and medical centres and schools throughout that area in Nepal.

And just about every single one of them has been destroyed."

– Sir Chris Bonington, Mountaineer & Trustee, Community Action Nepal
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