Professional mountaineer(!), Alumni, King's College London.
Since graduating from King's College London Anselm has become a professional mountaineer. His efforts have been focused on 8000m peaks and he has summited three - Everest, Cho Oyu and the rarely climbed Kangchenjunga,
which previously had only had 14 British ascents.
A summary of what happened on the descent
In 2011 I went on a 2 ½ month expedition to climb Kangchenjunga, which is located on the border of Nepal and India. After climbing Everest a few years earlier I wanted to attempt a more challenging and less crowded 8000m peak. While not well known, it is one of the harder 8000ers with a summit/fatality rate of 19%. It provided a very different experience to Everest, as the Kangchenjunga area does not get many western visitors, and some years no one attempts to climb it. After summiting my climbing partner and I were involved in helping an injured climber descend, who was ultimately rescued by a helicopter once we had got them low enough. I’ll talk about the challenges of living at high altitude for such a long time, the other climbers on the mountain, the sherpas, and the problems we experienced on the descent. I have photos and videos to illustrate the talk.