Whilst little is being made of it, 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the first attempt to climb Mount Everest. As you read this Garth Miller, an RGRRA member, is on an expedition to climb Ama Dablam in the Solu Khumbu region of Nepal. This expedition is training for his record-breaking 'lightning ascent' of Mount Everest in May 22.
Garth is attempting to slash the record time from London to the summit of Everest and back, and has created an exciting 'experiential learning' opportunity for schools. This is designed to help the children tackle challenges in their everyday lives through building their resilience, perseverance and determination. It has so far been excitedly received by hundreds of primary-aged students.
Further, Garth hopes that his 'lightning ascent' will cause climbers to re-examine their approach Himalayan mountaineering and so reduce the environmental impact of expeditions in the Solu Khumbu and other areas of Nepal.