Mount Everest, 8848m
Simon successfully climbed Mount Everest in 2021, reaching the top of the world's highest mountain at 0629 on the 23rd May having only used supplemental oxygen from camp 4 and just 3 weeks after contracting Covid-19 on the mountain.
- 8848m, Nepal, Himalayas -
Highest mountain in the world
Lobuche East, 6119m
A "warm-up" peak as part of Simon's 2021 Everest Expedition.
Moved from Everest Base Camp to Lobuche East high camp. Summit on... and back to Lobuche Village before returning to Base camp before climbing to Everest's camp 2 for next acclimatisation rotation.
- 6119m, Nepal, Himalayas -
- 4810m, France -
2 solo summits in 6 days.
1 solo speed ascent (8h36).
2 x Mont Blanc solo, 4810m
2 x Solo summits in 6 days.
The second summit was a speed ascent of the entire Gouter route, from Nid'Aigle to Summit in 8 hours 36 mins. Descending back to Nid'Aigle the same day (14h 58m round trip). A route which usually takes 3 days.
The eight highest mountain in the world. Simon became the youngest British person to successfully climb Manaslu without supplemental oxygen (27). Climbing directly from camp 3 to summit, and back to camp 3, in one 18 hour push without using a camp 4.
- 8163m, Nepal, Himalayas -
8th highest mountain in the world.
Youngest British ascent without Supplemental oxygen.
- 7126m, Nepal, Himalayas -
Youngest British ascent
Himlung Himal, 7126m
The youngest British ascent (26).
Simon reached the summit of the rarely climbed 7000m peak within just 6 days of arriving to its base camp, becoming the youngest British person to climb Himlung.
Mera Peak, 6476m
Simon's third successful 6000m climb during the 2016 spring season in Nepal. Summiting on 1st June, which marks the beginning of the monsoon season. With views from the summit of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Kangchenjunga, Cho Oyu and Ama Dablam, among many other legendary peaks.
- 6476m, Nepal, Himalayas -
- 6189m, Nepal, Himalayas -
Island Peak, 6189m
Simon's second successful 6000m peak climbed during the Spring season of 2016 in Nepal.
Island peak is located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, under the shadow of the towering 2000m wall of the South Face of Lhotse, the world's fourth highest peak.
Chulu West, 6419m
A little known 6000m peak in Nepal. Simon's first peak outside of Europe, and his first Himalayan peak.
Simon meets Santa Bahadur Gurung, who he would continue to climb with for 3 months in spring 2016, before going on to climb Himlung and Manalsu together.
- 6419m, Nepal, Himalayas -
- 4478m, Switzerland -
- 44478m, Switzerland, Alps -
Switzerland's iconic peak. Summit reached with his Brother, Robin, without a mountain guide. Summit made at midday via the Hornli Ridge.
Simon's first experience of altitude sickness, ascending 1200m in one day to 4478m without prior acclimatisation; vomiting on the summit, before a slow descent to the Solvay hut, 4000m, to spend the night without water or a sleeping bag.
Mont Blanc, 4810m
Simon's first time climbing in the mountains.
Simon and his brother, Robin, reached the summit of western Europe's highest peak via the Gouter Route, without a guide.
- 4810m, France, Alps -
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