In His Shoes

Mark Quinn, 27, Ireland's youngest Everest climber.

11th December, 2011
In His Shoes
Mark Quinn: 'If the mountains I climbed weren't tall enough, I'd just climb them two or three times.'

Mark Quinn, 27, Ireland's youngest Everest climber

On May 10, 2009, I decided I'd better go and climb a mountain if I want to do this. I had never climbed a mountain to the top before. I stood on top of Carrauntoohil with this idea in my head that I was going to climb Everest.

After climbing Aconcagua [the highest mountain in the Americas] I decided I'd better start telling people, 'I'm thinking about climbing Everest.'

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