Everest after a Heart Attack...

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Everest after a Heart Attack...

Postby tasadam » Sat 23 May, 2009 10:46 am

A friend of mine just sent me this link.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8060649.stm
Veteran British adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has reached the summit of Mount Everest, succeeding after two previous attempts ended in failure.

He becomes the oldest Briton and the first British pensioner to scale the world's highest mountain

Sir Ranulph turned back from the summit on his first attempt in 2005 after having a heart attack.

Exhaustion forced him to turn back when he tried to climb it again last year.


And comments from my friend...
This man is father to the actor Ralph who joined the mile high club with a Qantas stewardess a couple of years ago.
Guess Sir Ran( as the BBC called him) is much more newsworthy than Ralphy boy.
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Re: Everest after a Heart Attack...

Postby photohiker » Sat 23 May, 2009 12:00 pm

He's done a lot of stuff. Wikipedia Link

Amongst his many feats and expeditions:

"Despite suffering from a heart attack and undergoing a double heart bypass operation just four months before, Fiennes joined Stroud again in 2003 to carry out the extraordinary feat of completing seven marathons in seven days on seven continents"

Legend material.

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