Offshore lawyer waits at Everest base camp

| 14/05/2013

1368193950Manning-at-C2 (225x300).jpg(CNS): Taking a break from brokering deals at his Cayman-based desk, local offshore lawyer Guy Manning, a partner with Campbells, is currently sitting at base camp on Mount Everest in the Himalayas as he awaits the best circumstances to climb to the top of the highest mountain in the world. Manning is taking part in a seven summits challenge — a mission to scale the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents in aid of the Cayman Islands Cancer Society (CICS). Manning recently updated his online blog, talking about the process of acclimatisation since arriving at base camp one month ago. He said that a window of opportunity to make the summit could open on Sunday.

“Excitingly, there appears to be a good summit window opening up on Sunday, 19 and Monday, 20 May,” he wrote. “Subject to any change in the weather, the current plan is for us to set off for C2 at 1am on Thursday.  We'll then check the weather forecast again at C2.  If 19 May looks the best summit day then we will press on up the mountain.  If 20 May looks better then we will take one rest day at C2 on the way up.”

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