A British violinist is aiming to set a new world record for the highest musical performance on land next month. Hugh Midford, 27, plans to climb a 20,305-feet (6,189m) peak in the Himalayas, and play some Bach sonatas when he reaches the summit.

The violinist will be raising money for the Classic FM Foundation, which funds music therapy and education projects for disadvantaged children and adults. On his fundraising page, Midford said that he will not be taking his antique violin on the adventure, but will instead use a student instrument donated by Hickies Music Store in Reading, 'which won't be missed if it fails to make the return journey'.