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.  © THE.WALRUS
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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27 May, 2011
<Opens beer and popcorn waiting for the inevitably entertaining discussion that will ensue.... >
27 May, 2011
Very impressive! Jealous much!
27 May, 2011
27 May, 2011
Sadly he wasnt beaten up Everest by a below the knee amputee like the crown prince of mincers Bare Grills. Hopefully the plucky teen will be saved a life of crap near death TV near roads and luxury hotels like the chief scout. ps. Out of interest did he climb the seven summits with his goretex trousers at half mast , pants on display ?
27 May, 2011
Wonder if he'll try K2...
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