Independent.ie 17 June 2012

Peaking interest in Everest adventure Ian Taylor, who in 2008 became the youngest Irishman to climb Mount Everest, will be giving a lecture in the Dublin store 53 Degrees North in Blanchardstown on Wednesday, June 20, at 6.45pm. He will share his experiences of conquering the world’s highest mountain — an inspiring story of team work, persistence and success. Ian will be joined by Cian O’Brolchain, who recently reached the summit of Mount Everest. To book your seat simply email info@53degreesnorth.ie with ‘Ian Taylor...

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Cian’s interview with Newstalk 12 June 2012

http://www.newstalk.ie/2012/​recommended/​ireland-to-everest-a-view-from-​on-top-of-the-world/

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A view from on top of the world!

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Reached the summit of Mount Everest 8,848m (6.00am Nepalese time) 25th May 2012

We left for camp 2 early on Monday May 21st. Getting up at 1 am to make our way up the Ice-fall and onwards towards camp 2 felt very strange this time. I knew it was the last chance of making a summit attempt. There was no talking in the group and nobody was taking photos or anything for our trip to camp 2. People seemed to be nervous about what lay ahead. We had spent 2 days in base camp and during those two days we got reports of serious injuries and fatalities on Everest on the last trip. I moved quickly up to camp 2 so I could rest for the...

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The Irish Times 28 May 2012: Two Dubliners reach Everest summit

In spite of one of the worst seasons for fatalities on Everest, two Dubliners have separately managed to reach the summit of the highest mountain and return safely to base camp. Cian Ó Brolcháin, a 32-year-old finance professional who resigned from his job shortly before leaving for the Himalayas, described in a phone call home how it was “tough” but he felt “pretty good”. He was one of about 200 people to reach the summit from both Nepal and Tibet over the weekend, just days after a number of fatalities on the South Col route...

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