Adventurer completes Norway trip

James Baxter kayaked down the Norwegian coast.

James Baxter kayaked down the Norwegian coast.

An adventurer from the Scotland has raised enough money to build a school in Nepal by skiing and kayaking more than 6,000km around Norway.

James Baxter (49)  from Edinburgh, has completed the eight-month trip which he began in January.

He skied from the south to north of the country, then cycled 400km before kayaking back along the coast.

Mr Baxter encountered a pod of Minke whales and 5m waves during his sometimes “dangerous” expedition.

Speaking from Norway, the father-of one told the BBC Scotland news website he was very proud to have raised £10,000 through his trip.

He decided on the cause after travelling in Nepal, where one valley had no schools despite there being three villages which each contained about 200 children.

Read more on: Bbc.co.uk

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