M&S opens on Everest

Climbing Mount Everest is an impressive achievement, so we applaud the skill and tenacity of the adventurer James Ketchell in reaching the summit.

But Diary is surprised by his choice of reading material once he got there. A friend of Redwood Publishing, which has supported his various endeavours, Ketchell returned the favour by hauling a copy of its Your M&S magazine all the way to the top. We're not sure its features on diet and summer footwear are the stuff for the rugged explorer, but the bikini special might have come in handy for those long nights alone in a tent.