Roscrea Man Preparing For Final Summit Push On Mount Everest

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Photo Credit: James McManus

A Roscrea man who is currently taking on the challenge of climbing Mount Everest without the use of supplementary oxygen is preparing for his final submit push next week.

If successful, James McManus will be the first Irish person to summit Everest without the use of supplementary oxygen.

The statistics shows that less than 4 percent of people who reach the summit of world’s tallest mountain do so without oxygen support. 

Mr Manus is resting this week and plans on leaving Everest Base Camp on Friday to work his way up to Camp 4 and summit by Tuesday 24th.

James says: “My third rotation was extremely tough. I went higher than ever before and pushed my body to the limit. I feel confident now I will be able to make history on May 24th 2022 and become the first Irish person to climb Everest without the use of supplementary oxygen”.