Growing up in Chichester, Rupert didn't come across many mountains. He spent much of his youth; running, cycling and sailing competitively, as part of the RYA Team GBR National Youth Squad in international regattas around the world. It was his love of the outdoors that eventually led him in search of a challenge in the great heights of the Himalayas.
At the age of 22, having been inspired by the famous climbers through the years, he took up mountaineering for the first time. Marathon running and sailing consequently took a backseat to make way for more extreme pursuits. In April 2015, at just 23 years old, he attempted to break two records by becoming the first Briton and the youngest ever, to climb Mount Everest twice, on two routes, consecutively.
Six weeks in to the Expedition, the Nepalese earthquake struck. The convulsions tragically caused 19 fatalities on the mountain and he was forced to abandon the pursuit. In 2018, he revisited the attempt. Despite summiting Everest on 17th May, he was unable to complete his double ascent due his supplementary oxygen being stolen.
Less than a year later and despite the odds, he summited the notorious Annapurna, described as ‘the worlds most dangerous mountain’ becoming one of only a handful of Britons to do so, as well as becoming the youngest.
In spring 2022, Rupert set out to complete the ‘Summit to City’ project, a new FKT from the summit of Kanchenjunga, the worlds third highest mountain, before running 695 miles through Himalayas and back to Kathmandu.
As well as mountaineering, Rupert is a keen runner competing in long distance ultra marathons around the world. He spent four years serving in the British Army, and is combining his training with his mountaineering ambitions in order to set new standards on the highest mountains on the planet.