Robert Mortell sets new Irish Record as youngest Irish person to reach the Summit
Robert Mortell, a tax trainee from KPMG in Dublin has become the youngest Irish person to summit Mount Everest.
Originally from Limerick, Robert Mortell left Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day to begin a two-month climb to the summit of the world’s highest mountain and reached its peak in the early hours of Monday morning, 23 May.
At 26 years old, Mortell has set a new Irish record as the youngest Irish person to reach its summit at 8,848 metres above sea level. To date, 36 Irish climbers have now reached the summit of Mount Everest.
Commenting on his success, Shaun Murphy, Managing Partner, KPMG said: “On behalf of KPMG, I would like to congratulate Robert on this significant achievement. Despite the adversity of the challenge, Robert has shown great determination and commitment. We are delighted he has reached his goal safely and look forward to welcoming him home and toasting his success.”
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.
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