Robert Mortell, originally from Limerick, will leave Ireland tomorrow, St. Patrick’s Day, before beginning a two-month climb to the summit of the world’s highest mountain.
To date, 35 Irish climbers have reached the summit of Mount Everest. At 26 years old, however, Mortell has his sights set on a new Irish record as he aims to become the youngest Irish person to reach its peak at 8,848 metres above sea level. He will be the only climber living in Ireland attempting to summit Everest this year.
Robert is an experienced climber, having scaled the Matterhorn in 2013; Denali, the highest mountain peak in North America, in 2014 and Ama Dablam, beside Everest, in October 2015.
Pictured before leaving Dublin is Robert Mortell with KPMG Managing Partner, Shaun Murphy.
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