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Historic auction.

THE Olympic torch an Everest summiteer carried to the top of Wales's highest mountain is being auctioned to raise cash for a Nepalese charity.

Bids are now open for the torch carried by Sir Chris Bonington to the summit of Snowdon in May as part of the Olympic torch relay.

Proceeds from the auction will go to Community Action Nepal to help Nepalese porters.

Organisers estimate the torch could raise PS12,000 and the buyer will receive a signed photo of Sir Chris with the torch on Snowdon's summit.

After the event in May Chris said: "For me this was a sentimental journey. My climbing roots are around Snowdon, it was where I started to climb years ago."

Bids can be made online at canepal.org.uk The auction closes at 12.30pm next Wednesday.

Postal bids are also being accepted.

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Nov 10, 2012
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