Last week, the Scouts and Ventures were visited by Mark Quinn, the youngest Irishman to summit Mt Everest. Mark talked about how he went from complete beginner to conquering the highest mountain in the world in 741 days.
After his presentation, Mark took to the time to answer questions and show off some of the gear he used. You could hardly hear a pin drop during the talk and the scouts asked some very interesting questions.
One of Mark’s slides showed the difference in height between various mountains. At the top was Mt Everest at 8848m and at the bottom was Ben Nevis (1344m) which the scouts recently climbed. This really put the enormity of Everest into perspective for the scouts.
Thanks to Mark for taking the time to talk to our scouts. Who knows, he might have inspired some of the scouts to consider an attempt on Everest in future.