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  Everest 2005: Jake Meyer back down from the summit of Everest


Update: Update Report: Adventure Peaks confirms the following summits at around 0050hrs on 4th June Jake Meyer date of birth 20th Jan 1984, making him the youngest British Ascent, now safely back at 8300m.

Di Gilbert (Diahanne Gilbert) Leader

Mingma Nuru Sherpa

Anil Bhattarai

All have now returned safely to camp at 8300m and intend to drop to at least 7800m. Congratulations for a fantastic summit and for keeping us all waiting. A big thank you to our Sherpa team on the mountain and to Surendra Gurung for keeping the team well stocked with great food and for the help in carrying to the North Col between meals. Thanks also to the team back in Kathmandu led by Iswari. Dave Pritt

Update: Just heard 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

Update: Good News: 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).

Hope to get the summit phone call around midnight UK time

Best Regards, Dave Pritt Adventure Peaks

Update: 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 December.

This is his press release below, we have not his verified claims.

Jake 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.

Jake, from 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.

l      Started climbing when he was 13.

l      Climbed his first of the 7 summits when he was only 15 - the summit of which he stood on  for the Millennium Dawn.

l      Climbing experience in 6 continents

l      Youngest ascent of Mt Vinson (Antarctica), ‘the coldest mountain on earth’.

l      Youngest solo ascent of the highest mountain outside the Himalayas (Aconcagua), aged 18.

l      Fastest British ascent of Mt McKinley (Alaska) 2003, aged 19.

l      Sponsored by equipment manufacturer Mountain Hardwear and leading mountain sports equipment retailer Ellis Brigham.

l      Was awarded a traveling fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust in 2002, which enabled him to climb a further 4 mountains

The quest to climb the highest mountain in every continent.

            Mountain                    Continent                    Height             Age climbed

1   Mt Kilimanjaro          Africa                           19,340 ft

2   Mt Elbrus                   Europe                         18,481 ft

3   Aconcagua                  S. America                   22,835 ft

4   Mt McKinley/Denali N. America                  20,230 ft

5   Mt Kosciusko            Australia                       7,316 ft

6   Mt Vinson                  Antarctica                     16,067 ft 

7   Mt Everest                 Asia                             29,035

Jake is 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"

Please 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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