'Conan Summits Everest'
Reports from Nepal say that OUTDOORSmagic member Conan Harrod has successfully climbed Everest, plus new record for the youngest Brits ever to succeed on the world's highest peak.
Posted: 17 May 2006
Great news from Everest where the Adventure Peaks web site reports
that OUTDOORSmagic member and half of the first ever OM wedded
couple, Conan Harrod summited Everest this morning.
From the web
'Conan Harrod and Scott McNaughton made the summit along with
Sonnum Sherpa, Mingma Sherpa also summited along with Stu, Rob and
James. Patricia reached the base of the second step at around 8600m
before turning round, feeling she was moving too slowly to make the
summit and return safely, good decison and very well done.
'Stu, Rob, James, Patricia, Mingma Sherpa and Nuru Sherpa are all
back at top camp. Conan, Scott and Sonum Sherpa are now below the
first step and will soon reach top camp. It is the group's intention
to drop down to 7800m today from where they will give us another
Of course the job's only half done until Conan and his team are
back at base camp and safe, but our tentative congratulations to
Conan and wife Lindsay.
Youngest Brit Record
Meanwhile, Adventure Peaks is also reporting that 'Rob Gauntlet
and James Hooper become the youngest British Climbers to summit
Everest at the age of 19 years and 7 days and 19 years and 21
More at www.everest-2006.com.
Army Summit Team Moving Up
Meanwhile on the West Ridge of the mountain, the British army team
is reporting that the Summit Team has now left Base Camp and is
making its way up to Camp 1 from where it will progress up the route
before reaching the base of the summit pyramid and making a summit
bid, probably at the weekend.
The Army On Everest web site is one of the best expedition sites
we've seen. Ideal for a bit of office diversion, not that we'd ever
do that... We particularly recommend the blogs section for firsthand
impressions of the mountain and the excellent Google Earth tour of
the route. You can now also follow the expedition's progress on
More at www.armyoneverest.mod.uk.
Up to the minute Everest news at www.everestnews.com
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