In February 2019, I set off to climb one of the most notorious mountains on the planet - Annapurna. With its dangerous reputation, it was not a mountain I was expecting to summit first time. To come back in one piece would have been enough.


However, on the 23rd April, I stood on the summit becoming one of only a handful of Britons to ever achieve it.


In 2018, with the support of some great people, I revisited the attempt. Despite successfully summiting Everest on 17th May, I was unable to complete my double ascent due my supplementary oxygen being stolen. 

Unfortunately, with the weather window closing for the season, I had to abandon the attempt.


In April 2015, at just 23 years old, I 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 I was forced to abandon the pursuit.


In summer 2022, I am planning another expedition similar to the Everest Double but in the Karakoram. The aim of the expedition will be try to climb two 8,000m peaks within 7 days.

© 2023 by Rupert Jones-Warner.