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In Summer 2014 Ed set off on the #solo2014 expedition to climb Khan Tengri (7010m) on the Kyrgyz-Kazak-China border. The expedition was a record breaking attempt to become the youngest Briton to solo a 7000m+ peak ever, a huge challenge and one never undertaken previously. During the expedition he was forced to abort his summit plans due to high winds, increasing snowfall and dangerous conditions. However during the course of the expedition he became the first Briton to solo Peak Chapayev (6095m).

Ed is just 23 years old and a modern day adventurer having travelled to and climbed on some of the biggest mountains in the world.  Alongside being a brand ambassador for Olympus Cameras and Osprey Packs, in 2012 Ed ranked 6th in a list of the 20 most seasoned adventurers, explorers and expedition leaders in Mens Fitness Magazine. He was also described as a “man-child” by Loaded Magazine with regard to his successful first ascents made in Kyrgyzstan in 2012.

What did Ed have to say about his latest record breaking expedition:

‘I’ve climbed in some of the most popular high altitude regions in the world including South America and the Himalayas but what I really enjoy about the Tien Shan is the level of remoteness. Khan Tengri is a unique peak in a very unique region, it’s an exciting and challenging combination- adventure is foremost about having fun. Many have and will continue to climb the well known ‘celebrity’ mountains, this was a whole different challenge.’

Ed’s Achievements:

• Guest speaker at 2015 Photography Show, NEC Birmingham
• Guest speaker at 2015 Outdoorshow, Excel Arena
• Kyrgzystan 2014- youngest British solo attempt of 7000m+ peak (Khan Tengri- 7010m)
• Kyrgyzstan 2014- first British solo summit of Peak Chapayev (6095m)
• Guest speaker as part of the 2013 Glenfiddich SpeakOn:Adventure Series
• Kyrgzystan 2012- multiple first ascents (4-5000m), At-Bashy region
• Kyrgyzstan 2012- expedition to Khan Tengri (7010m)
• Trans-Siberian railway journey (2011)
• Mongol Rally 2011- car race from Goodwood, UK to Ulan Bator, Mongolia. A race of over 10,000km and through 16 different countries
• Argentina 2010- summit of Aconcagua (6962m), highest Mt. In S. America
• Nepal 2010- youngest person, aged 18, to summit Baruntse (7100m)
• Nepal 2010- summit of Mera Peak (6400m) as part of acclimatisation for Baruntse
• Guest speaker at 2010 Outdoorshow, Excel Arena
• Kyrgyzstan 2010- expedition to Peak Chapayev (6095m)
• USA 2008- Grand Canyon rafting expedition
• Uganda 2008- climbed in Rwenzori range and reached the summit of Mt Elgon (4321m)
• Alps- numerous ascents

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