THE FIRST CORNISHMAN TO CLIMB EVEREST  By Ed Buckingham

THE FIRST CORNISHMAN TO CLIMB EVEREST By Ed Buckingham

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ED BUCKINGHAM: Was born and raised in Cornwall, where he still lives today. He is the
first Cornishman to climb the highest summit on each of the world’s seven continents and
the first postman to achieve this amazing feat. Rightly proud of his mountaineering
achievements as of working for over thirty-four years for the Royal Mail. He was awarded
the Cornish Gorsedh award for Exceptional Endeavour in 2013 in recognition of being the
first person to raise the St Piran’s Cornish flag on the summit of Everest. He is the author of
two books titled, ‘7 Summits’ and ‘Toby Goes Extreme In Antarctica.’

TALK: After seeing a newspaper article when he was recovering from
a football injury, Ed was inspired to start climbing. His first climb was Mount
Kilimanjaro and since then has completed the Seven Summits, include Everest,
a world mountaineering challenge. Hear how Ed used 5 bottles of oxygen in
total and spent nine hours from camp three to the peak of Everest. He passed
eight preserved bodies of previous climbers on the way down who had not
made it. “You’re already aware of the risks you take but you just think “I just
hope that doesn’t happen to me”, he said.

DatesTickets
Mon 4th Mar2pm
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