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.
The Olympic torch that was carried by the famous Cumbrian mountaineer, Sir Chris Bonington, is about to be auctioned for charity.Read the full story ›
The Olympic torch bid its final farewell to the region this afternoon. Here are some of the highlights from its journey across Cumbria, the Borders and the North East.
As the torch leaves the region, the Kendal Dojo Judo Club is now turning its attention to the Games itself. Raymond Ovinou, in red doing circuit training, is from Papua New Guinea and will compete in London 2012. He says the host club has made a big difference to his performance.
Hundreds pour into the local 'Dojo' Judo Club after the torch makes its final exit from the region through Kendal. The club is hosting the Oceania Olympic team.
Torchbearer Michael Liptrot carries the Olympic Flame away from Kendal Castle on day 35 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.
Before the torch crossed from Scotland to England it made its way through Annan and Eastriggs before arriving in the wedding capital, Gretna.
One torch bearer, Calum Graham, also acted as wedding witness for one couple who made their big day even more memorable.
The torch spent its final hours north of the border in Dumfries before crossing over into North West England. Ryan Dollard was there to see it.
Calum Graham carried the torch through Gretna before going on to act as a witness for a wedding in the town.
He said it had been a day that dreams are made of.