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Everest and the 1996 Storm. Speaker Mike Trueman (Old Cranbrookian), a form...

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Mike Trueman is an Old Cranbrookian and a former officer in Britain's Brigade of Gurkhas. He has led expeditions around the world, including over twenty to the Himalaya and four to Everest. In 1996 he was part of an international team attempting the Polish South Pillar route on Everest when the much-publicised storm hit the mountain, claiming the lives of eight climbers. A the storm raged, he was asked to descend to Base Camp to coordinate the rescue. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

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