Cayman flag flies on world’s highest mountain

| 20/05/2013

manning.jpg(CNS): The Cayman Islands flag is now fluttering in the exceptionally chilly breezes of the world’s highest mountain after a local attorney summited Everest on Sunday. At around7:30pm 19 May (Cayman time) Guy Manning, along with Nacer Ibnabdeljalil, Guy Munnoch and Sherpas Dawa Gelji, Tashi and Karma reached the top of the famous peak as part of his Seven Summits Challenge in aid of the local cancer society. The climbers were believed to have left the final camp around midnight Nepal time to make their push to the top in time for the sunrise. Manning was part of the Jagged Globe 24-member climbing team who all reached the top over this past weekend. Manning and his small group are believed to have already safely reached Camp 4 and to be enjoying a well-earned rest.

“It’s an amazing achievement and we’re very proud of Guy,” a spokesperson for Campbells, Manning’s firm, said Monday.

The team will now recuperate after their tremendous efforts before leaving for Camp 2 in the morning and then on to Base Camp the following day.  According to Jagged Globe website, the Sherpa team will clear Camp 4 tomorrow and will carry down over a hundred empty oxygen bottles, seven tents, stoves, rubbish as well as their own personal equipment.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    And now for the most challenging of all the mountains……bet you cant reach the top of Trashmore!!!

    Congrats Guy.  Good job.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Well done Guy! You have all Cayman local and expats united in admiration for a wonderful achievement !!
    Safe home, the beers are on us!

  3. Anonymous says:

    a great expat….well done!

  4. Anonymous says:

    What an epic accomplishment and for such a great cause! Well done Guy, you are an inspiration to us all.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you very much. Go Cayman.

      Have a safe journey down and back home.

      Now lets put Cayman back on top the mounting this Wednesday.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is a great achievement by itself, yet when you have a look at the seven summits blog, it takes it to a new level.

      Not only has the Cayman Islands been put on the highest peak, it will also feature on others which is badly needed publicity right now.

      I hope that despite all your efforts, you do not get 'rolled over' when you reach your seven year point like so many others that invested or brought credibility to the Cayman Islands.

  5. Peter Milburn says:

    Well done and thanks for your effort.Its amazing what people will do in order to raise funds for helping others and goes to show what you can do when you put your mind to it.For those of you young people out there know that you can realise your dreams and strive to make those dreams come true.It takes hard work but keep trying and you will succeed.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thank you and God bless you for shedding a pure and bright light on Cayman in the face of all the corruption and bad publicity some of our own have brought upon us!  May you be as bright a light on the other mountains in your quest and may God keep you safe!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Fantastic acheivement Guy. We are all very proud of you, and for all the much needed funds that you have raised for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society. Well done!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Very cool! Congrats! 

    He should be honoured and greeted by us all upon his return home. Especially by some Officials in recognition.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations! What an accomplishment he should be very proud of himself. People like this are blessings to our society doing such good things to raise awareness of our beautiful Islands and making donations to our needy societies. Thank you and God bless.

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  11. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely and amazingly awesome! Congrats guys!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations and safe descending!