Young climber writes about Everest adventure

4th Jan 2013

A 22-year-old has written a book about his experiences as one of the youngest Britons to climb Mount Everest.

Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton first developed a love of mountains in the French Alps and his book called Dare to Dream tells how he ended up fulfilling his ambition of conquering Everest. The mountaineer, from Sleaford, is also one of the best squash players in Britain.

He had always planned to keep an account of his adventures, partly to help him keep his memories of the experience alive. The book covers Matthew's expedition to Kyrgyzstan in July 2011, then his trip to a remote range of mountains in Nepal four months later before finally reaching the summit of Everest in May 2012.

Matthew said he had written the book almost as a personal diary as he enjoyed recording his experiences and hadn't wanted to forget many of the things that had happened.

He is now planning another challenge for 2014 - to climb Ama Dablam, another mountain in the Himalayas region of Nepal, which was once described as unclimbable by Sir Edmund Hillary.

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