John Burke – Everest Adventure

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As part of our busy #Wellfest schedule we were so lucky to be joined by Mr John Burke, the first clareman to climb Mount Everest. He spoke to our 3rd years and 6th years about his adventure. The mountaineer spoke about his motivation and all the planning and preparation that went into his achievement.

As part of his endurance training he climbed Carrantuohill eight times in 24 hours. He highlighted the importance of having goals and that there is something for everyone to work towards. His achievement was a culmination of ten years preparation and planning.

john1left to right Sinead Bradbury Nutrition & Health Consulting, John Burke Mountaineer, Hotelier, Adventurer, Emma Ryan Deputy Principal