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Friday, 01 June 2012 13:26

Dartmoor Rescue climber summits Mount Everest

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Dartmoor Rescue climber summits Mount Everest

We are very proud to announce that team member Ian Ridley has summited Mount Everest early on Friday the 1st June on his second attempt. Huge congratulations to Ian from the whole team.

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton team member Ian Ridley summits Mount Everest

 

News article courtesy of the Herald Express, Torquay.

Ian first attempted Everest a few years ago from the north of the mountain. Unfortunately, on that occasion, he was defeated by illness. This time however he managed to avoid illness, but instead had challenging weather conditions to deal with that threatened the whole expedition on various occasions.  The weather did mean that some expeditions did have to turn back, however, Ian’s team did stay on and eventually a weather window opened for them allowing them to attempt a summit climb which was successful.

Ian will be running some lectures on his trip in the autumn, so watch this space for details and what should prove to be a very interesting and entertaining evening.

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