Nottingham's world-famous Everest mountaineer takes on new challenge

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To celebrate 45 years since standing at the summit of the worlds highest mountain, Nottingham's visionary explorer Doug Scott, CBE, is taking on a new challenge - and he is inviting you along.

Nottingham-born Mr Scott made the ascent on the south west face of Mount Everest with an expedition in 1975 and was the first Englishman to reach the top, alongside Dougal Haston, a Scot.

The following year, Mr Scott was awarded freeman of Nottingham and went on 40 expeditions over the next 25 years.

Now, the 79-year-old, who was diagnosed with Cerebral Lymphoma (a type of brain cancer) this year, is calling on people to contribute to climbing the height of Everest - 8,848 metres - from your own home.

Everest Challenge 2020 will help raise funds for Community Action for Nepal (CAN), a charity founded by Mr Scott to help people living in the most remote parts of the country.

Although Mr Scott's diagnosis has left him less mobile, he has still managed to contribute by climbing his 12-step staircase while carrying his ice axe and wearing the same nylon suit at his home in the Lake District.

The challenge is very simple and is open to anyone and everyone, even if you’ve never set foot on a mountain before. To get involved, you simply have to:

  • Climb your staircase twenty times
  • Take a photo of yourself at the ’summit’ of your twentieth climb
  • Upload it to social media or email it directly to CAN
  • Make a donation via the CAN’s official JustGiving fundraising page (see below)
  • Invite at least five of your friends to take part.

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The campaign has been set up with patron, Sir Chris Bonnington and Trustee, Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite who will be reuniting members of the original 1975 expedition.

Mr Scott's family said: "Doug has achieved great things in mountaineering and following this his charity work for the people of Nepal has been very close to his heart.

"Their welfare is of the utmost importance to him and we are pleased to see him still working positively even whilst being ill, which we hope will inspire more people to get involved."

To find out more or get involved, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/caneverest2020

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