Great Torrington’s fire fighters have conquered a mountainous challenge after climbing the equivalent of the summit of Mount Everest.

The team raised more than £1,000 for two charities when it took on the challenge on Saturday, May 4.

Coinciding with the town's May Fair and Carnival celebrations, the event at Torrington fire station also included a cake sale and raffle for those coming along to support the team.

The team took it in turns to climb the scaffold tower a grand total of 1,161 times in just under four hours.

As well as reaching their target height, the team also surpassed its £1,000 target, which was split between Torrington Silver Band and The Fire Fighters' Charity.

A spokesman for the fire station said: "Saturday was a particularly long day for the crew at Torrington.

"After completing the epic Everest challenge, we resumed our role at the head of the Mayfair Carnival celebrations.

"We were then mobilised to an incident shortly afterwards.

"We still don't have the official figure of money raised as some donations are still being collected.

"However, we can confirm that we have surpassed our £1,000 target.

"Our JustGiving page is still running and has aboutseven days left to go, so if you still want to donate to our causes, it's not too late."

The spokesman added: "On behalf of everyone at the station, we'd like to say a massive thank you to all those who donated. Our causes will benefit massively from the money raised."

There is still time to donate to the fire station's efforts on the team's JustGiving page here.