From uphill treks to urban renewal

A quarter of a century ago, Dawson Stelfox made history as the first Irish climber to scale Everest. Today, he’s busy regenerating the heart of his home city of Belfast

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
10th March, 2019
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Dawson Stelfox in the Tribeca area of Belfast: ‘We want to make it an attractive place that people want to live in’ Picture: Stephen Davison/ Pacemaker

Dawson Stelfox has a couple of things to thank his grandfather for, and they’ve proved to be pivotal in both his professional and personal life. We are sitting in the Belfast offices of Consarc, the architecture and design group he chairs, talking about his career path and his mountaineering achievements.

Stelfox became a household name in 1993 as the first Irish climber to reach the summit of Everest, and in the years since...

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