Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton
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At 21, I am aiming to become one of the youngest British climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest. After years of training and a life-time of dreaming, I hope to reach the top of the world’s highest mountain and in doing so, raise money for international charity Global Angels to provide disadvantaged children and their communities with access to safe drinking water.

With sponsorship and support from global digital services provider Yell, I want to raise £8,848 – the height of Everest in metres. I am also an ambassador for Climate Unchange, a global webshop that enables individuals and businesses to offset their carbon footprints.

I left the UK on Friday, 30th March and am hoping to reach the summit before the end of May.


Blog Entries by Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton

Matthew Safe From His Climb to the Top of the World

(0) Comments | Posted 21 May 2012 | (13:38)

Matthew safely made it to the summit of Everest in the early hours of Saturday morning. He is now back at Base Camp, resting.

The Yell team spoke to Matthew this morning and although exhausted, he was overwhelmed with his achievement. He also expressed his sympathy at hearing the news...

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Base Camp - Just the Start

(0) Comments | Posted 27 April 2012 | (00:00)

Matthew has made it safely to Mount Everest Base Camp and in his own words describes some of his experiences in the last few weeks as he prepares for his climb to the summit:

15 April - Arrival at Base Camp
I've arrived at Base Camp...

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Preparing to Climb Mount Everest

(5) Comments | Posted 30 March 2012 | (00:00)

Climbing Everest is so much more than the 20 minutes spent on top of the world. An Everest expedition is an accumulation of many months, even years of preparation and hence climbing Everest is a journey which includes sourcing finance for an expedition, attaining the relevant climbing experience and developing...

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