the great news that Jake Meyer has summited Everest with Adventure Peaks at
around 0050 hours on 4th June 2005 to become the youngest Brit at the age 21
years 4 months to summit. He was accompanied by Di Gilbert and Mingma Sherpa.
We wish them a safe journey down. More news in a few hours. Dave Pritt
Jake Meyer and our leader Di Gilbert arrived safely and in good health at
8300m, they should planned to leave around 10.30pm and should therefore now be
on their way to the summit. Hopefully in 7 or 8 hours time Jake will be the
new youngest Brit to summit Everest and the youngest Male in the world and
Brit to complete the seven summits (Australian version).
get the summit phone call around midnight UK time
Regards, Dave Pritt Adventure Peaks
Jake Meyer and our leader Di Gilbert from
Adventure Peaks are now at 7800m working towards a summit on the 4th June.
Both are feeling good. Jake if successful will be the youngest Brit to summit
Everest at 20 years and until yesterday was aiming to be the youngest in the
World for the Seven Summit but the young lady from the South has already taken
that badge! Jake completed Mt Vinson, his sixth, with Adventure Peaks in
This is his press release
below, we have not
his verified claims.
Meyer, a Bristol University Student, is attempting to climb Mount
Everest (North Side) in 2005 – becoming, at the age of 21 years and 4 months,
the youngest Briton to do so.
Tetbury, Gloucestershire, may also write his name in another record book, by
becoming the youngest person to successfully climb the 7-summits – the highest
mountain in each of the seven continents.
Started climbing when he was 13.
Climbed his first of the 7 summits when he was only 15 - the summit of which
he stood on for the Millennium Dawn.
Climbing experience in 6 continents
Youngest ascent of Mt Vinson (Antarctica), ‘the coldest mountain on earth’.
Youngest solo ascent of the highest mountain outside the Himalayas
(Aconcagua), aged 18.
Fastest British ascent of Mt McKinley (Alaska) 2003, aged 19.
Sponsored by equipment manufacturer Mountain Hardwear and leading mountain
sports equipment retailer Ellis Brigham.
awarded a traveling fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust in
2002, which enabled him to climb a further 4 mountains
to climb the highest mountain in every continent.
Mountain Continent Height
Kilimanjaro Africa 19,340 ft
Elbrus Europe 18,481 ft
Aconcagua S. America 22,835 ft
McKinley/Denali N. America 20,230 ft
Kosciusko Australia 7,316 ft
Vinson Antarctica 16,067 ft
Everest Asia 29,035
climbing Everest in aid of the Children's Wish Foundation. This charity works
tirelessly to help make the wish of a dying child come true. As Jake says "I
am lucky enough to be able to try to fulfill my own personal wish. When I
stand at the top of Everest I will have made that wish come true. If, in some
way, I can help others much less fortunate than I achieve their wishes, then
everything else will pale into insignificance"
support this marvelous charity by sending a donation by cheque, made payable
to "The Children's Wish Foundation" to Jake Meyer, Children's Wish Foundation
International, Inc. 24 Welbeck Way, London W1G 9YR, United Kingdom.
Alternatively, log on to
www.childrenswish.org. Thank you for your support
and please help a dying childs final wish come true.
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