Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Rob Casserley, Kenton Cool, Becky Bellworthy and Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton on Everest

Many congratulations to British climber and my good friend Dr Rob Casserley who has just summited Everest for an incredible eighth time. He was guiding, among others, Becky Bellworthy, aged 20, who became the youngest British female to summit Everest and Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton, aged 22 who also successfully reached the top of the world. Currently en route (having reached camp 4) is Kenton Cool who is aiming to summit for the tenth time. He will also be fulfilling an epic Olympic pledge by caryying an Olympic gold medial which belonged to Arthur Wakefield who was part of the 1922 Everest expedition who were awarded the medals in the 1924 Olympics. You can read more about the pledge here. Please tweet your support for @KentonCool. The picture, above, was taken by me just below Kala Patar in 2010 on a trip to Base Camp with Rob. As an aside, Arthur Wakefield went to Sedbergh School in the Yorkshire Dales where I shall be giving the prize-giving speech a week on Saturday.

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