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Geordie Stewart (born 5 May 1989 in London) is a British mountaineer. On 26 May 2011, aged 22, he became the youngest Briton to have climbed the Seven Summits - the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.

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Seven Summits

Aged 18, despite having almost no climbing experience, he became one of the youngest Britons ever to summit Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America. He then attempted a solo climb of Mount Kilimanjaro in May 2008 and reached the summit on his 19th birthday. His last expedition before starting at the University of St Andrews, was to Russia, where he reached the highest point in Europe by summiting Mount Elbrus.

In July 2009 he climbed the highest mountain in North America, Denali before attempting Mount Everest the following year. Geordie got to within 120m of the summit before turning around. He was heavily delayed on the ascent after helping a Sherpa and two teammates who were all suffering from severe altitude sickness.

He said after returning:

"As if I hadn’t been completely aware before, human life is far far more important than the summit of any mountain. These delays however, compromised my summit attempt."

Over Christmas 2010, he climbed Vinson Massif in Antarctica, before completing the 6th mountain in his Seven Summits attempt, Carstensz Pyramid, Indonesia in March - leaving just Everest to complete the challenge. Geordie returned to Everest in Spring 2011 and became the Youngest Brit to climb the Seven Summits.

Geordie was sponsored by the University of St Andrews and Knight Frank Estate Agents. He climbed in aid of Help for Heroes and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), raising over £8,000 for these causes.

Media

During the finale of his Seven Summits attempt, Geordie filmed a one-off documentary, The Ultimate Climb, presented by James Cracknell, for Discovery Channel, which aired on 17 May 2012.

Geordie became an ambassador for the British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill during their Spring/Summer 2013 Voice campaign. Geordie features alongside musician Brian Eno and photographer Don McCullin. The 'Voice' campaign was launched by Alfred Dunhill to celebrate British men who have achieved extraordinary things in their life.

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Geordie Stewart Wikipedia


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