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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Team Arrive back in the Cwm

Today was the day of the grand descent. At 08.15 Pasang Tensing, Brett Hammond and Bruno Baschung set off from the south col (7900m) heading for camp 2 (6400m) a total descent of 1500m. I’m sure they were looking forward to getting to the richer air as they stayed ahead of the main group for the whole day. The advance party reached camp 3 at 10.30 a.m. for a quick refreshment, and finally made camp 2 at 14.20. Having slept on oxygen at camp 4, David reported that the team were all well and in good spirits as the main group left for the...

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The Herald 26 May 2012: Dubliner Cian’s on top of the world after climbing Mount Everest for charity.

On the evening herald website today! DUBLINER Cian O’Brolchain is on top of the world after bravely reaching the summit of Mount Everest. The finance professional and tennis coach completed the gruelling adventure yesterday by summiting at 6am Nepal time (1am Irish time). The death-defying climb was in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland and its 32 Steps For CF campaign, which aims to improve lung transplant facilities in Ireland. O’Brolchain’s climb was the culmination of a year-long fundraising drive. The...

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A report from Adam, our BC Manager and Chef.

After having only a few hours to rest and recuperate the teams get ready to leave Camp 4 for the summit of Everest and Lhotse. Their respite may only be short but there are many things they have to do to prepare themselves for one of the biggest challenges of their lives. They must hydrate as much as possible, eat some food (it can be very difficult at this altitude), gather their equipment (camera optional!?) and finally steel their minds to the task ahead. Before leaving their tents they must ensure that everything is in perfect order, as...

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Summits on Everest and Lhotse!

We are happy to announce that eleven members of the Jagged Globe 2012 Everest team summited Everest this morning (Leader, David Hamilton (6th summit), climbers; Cian, Warner (first Costa Rican to summit Everest), Ian, Phil and Nick, plus Sherpas, Mingma (18th summit), Thundu (5th summit), Ang Di, Phurbu (3rd summit) and Tsering (5th summit). They are all back at the South Col sleeping now. Bruno decided to turn around on the Triangular Face with Pumba and Brett reached c8,500m with Pasang, before descending. The team left the South Col at...

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Cian made it to the top of the world!!

Cian just called his Dad from Camp 4 on the South Sol at 8.15 ish irish time. He summited at about 1am irish time (6am in Nepal). It was very windy but he sounded strong.

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