Rob became the Youngest Briton to climb Everest in 2006, at the of 19, and, with expedition partner James Hooper, travelled 26,000 miles over 15 months from Pole to Pole by human and natural power alone. The trip was title sponsored by Adidas as part of their “Impossible is Nothing” Campaign, and earned Rob the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Award in 2008.
Prior to climbing Everest, Rob had also cycled unsupported from Land’s End to John O’ Groats at the age of 15; attempted the 7,023m Mount Spantik in Pakistan; summited the 6,856m Ama Dablam in Nepal; cycled 2,700 miles unsupported from Spain to Istanbul; and climbed and cycled in Scotland, Norway and the French Alps.
Recipient of a charity education at Christ’s Hospital school in West Sussex, Rob believed very strongly in inspiring youngsters to follow their dreams, and devoted a lot of his energies to talking in schools.
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