16 Year Old Brit Climbs 7 Summits

16 year old British climber George Atkinson summited Everest yesterday morning and became the youngest person to climb the 'seven summits'.

Commenting yesterday on George's Blog, his mother Penny said:

"George has done it. He reached the summit at about 8.15 Nepali time. It sounds as if the weather is good with great views over Cho Oyu."

Everest at Sunset, seen from Kala Pattar, Nepal., 167 kb
Everest at Sunset, seen from Kala Pattar, Nepal.
© THE.WALRUS, Dec 2006

The previous 'seven summits' record was held by 17-year-old American Johnny Collinson.

  • You can read more about the history of the Seven Summits mountaineering challenge on Wikipedia.
  • George Atkinson has a Just Giving page.

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