Thursday, August 12, 2010

And what did you do this week...

This story makes me want to run up and down the stairs in my building. Great accomplishment and congratulations to both Father and Son...
Dad and son on top of the world
by Karen Britton
August 11, 2010

A father and son overcame altitude sickness, extreme cold and dehydration to conquer Europe’s highest mountain.
Will Doherty and his son Alex, 21, with his friend Tim Davis, climbed 4,810m up the Gouter route to reach the summit of Mont Blanc in the Alps, a climb which has killed more climbers than any other mountain.
It was an eagerly-anticipated victory for Will, a former army parachutist who featured in the Express as the pirate runner in Wilmslow’s half marathon.
He tried the feat two years ago but had to turn back when his friend suffered altitude sickness.

But this time the trio battled to the top, and put some recently-learned crevasse training to the test.
To read full article:
Dad and son on top of the world - Manchester Evening News


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