Gethin Davies was already sky high after becoming the first Welsh army officer to scale Mount Everest.
But for Captain Davies' proud friends and family, there was even more good news to come: he chose the moment to announce to world that he and his wife were expecting their first child.
Gethin, from Port Talbot, completed his ascent of the world's tallest peak on May 23rd.
After taking a moment to enjoy the view, he posed for a photo with a scan of the baby he and his wife are expecting.
The 28 year old described it as 'an awesome way to announce the pregnancy.'
Capt. Davies told ITV Wales that his team had reached the summit on their second attempt, despite losing 2 of their 6 man party to illness.
He said they managed to avoid queues on the final ascent by setting off for their final push during the night, but still saw dead bodies en route and climbers being rescued.
It's claimed at least 10 people have died climbing Everest this season. A record 381 permits have been issued by the Nepalese government.
Gethin, a serving soldier and experienced climber, took two months to climb Everest with his team.
Despite managing to avoid most the large commercial operations on the mountain, he hopes the authorities will do more to avoid overcrowding - and fatalities - in future seasons.