Today is the 60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Everest.
A Midlands man joined New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepalese mountaineer Tenzing Norgay when they became the first climbers to be confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest.
Sir Robert Charles Evans, a member of that group, attended Shrewsbury School, as did Sandy Irvine in the 1920s, who died trying to summit Everest in 1924 - his body was never found.
Dr Adam Booth, who also went to Shrewsbury School, climbed Everest this year, reaching the summit on May 12th.
Dr Booth told ITV Central that whilst he was a schoolboy he was aware of the previous climbers that had attended the school before him.
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He suffered serious injuries in the fall and was rushed to hospital, where he remains in a critical but stable condition.
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