Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Third Climber Reaches Summit

It is with great pleasure and much sounding of trumpets that I can confirm that a third member of the 2009 Team Ascent Nanga Parbat Expedition has reached the summit.

Nanga Parbat, the ninth highest mountain in the world at 26,660ft, is renowned for its awe inspiring beauty and dangers. The Press and Journal reporter, Jonny Muir has put this into perspective for low altitude walkers such as myself by stating "it is six times the height of Ben Macdhui, the highest point in the Cairngorms." Imagine it! Next time you fly, think about it!

So, for our hero from Edinburgh this summit must be seen as a pinnacle of achievement and must indeed be a personal best. He learnt new skills, he kept himself warm and dry with the help of gear from Mountain Equipment. By Camp 3 he was responsible for melting ice with the Primus Stoves which helped hydrate and sustain the other climbers. Above all, unlike many other climbers, his conversation never ever mentioned food.

The Climber?...Mr Stoats Man, who has gone where no other porridge oats bar has gone before.

We salute you and look forward to hearing your story.

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