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Football freestyler: I reached Everest by doing keepy-uppies

A football freestyler has reached Mount Everest's base camp by doing keepy-uppies.

John Farnworth, from Lancashire, told 5 live that he had to "alter the ball every single day" as he climbed further up the world's highest mountain.

"As we got higher, it got harder, and obviously it got very, very cold - on the last day it was minus 20."

In completing the challenge, John has raised over £4000 for the Alzheimer's Society.

This clip is from 5 live Breakfast on Sunday 11 March 2018.

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