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A young mountaineer from Lincolnshire has returned home after becoming one of the youngest British climbers to reach the top of Mount Everest. Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton from Sleaford reached the summit earlier this month.
One of the most nerve-wracking moments of the climb involved Matthew walking across two ladders, tied together, to get beyond a crevasse. He strapped his video camera to his chest as he walked across.
A young mountaineer from Lincolnshire is now back home after a two month mission to the top of Everest. Calendar spoke to Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton before he set out on his adventure in March.
Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton is seen here at the summit of Mount Everest earlier this month, just hours before three other climbers died on the mountain.
A young mountaineer from Lincolnshire is now back home after a two month mission that took him, literally, to the top of the world. Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton reached the summit of Mount Everest in the early hours of Saturday 19 May.
During the climb the 22 year old had to overcome laryngitis and temporarily running out of oxygen just short of the summit. He wanted to take on the challenge to raise money for the international charity Global Angels which provides safe drinking water for disadvantaged children.