Climber who conquered Everest visits Bury school

Jake Meyer, who scaled Mount Everest, was the guest speaker at Bury House School, earlier this month SUS-150123-102924001
Jake Meyer, who scaled Mount Everest, was the guest speaker at Bury House School, earlier this month SUS-150123-102924001

PUPILS in Bury will be aiming high after they met a young climber who conquered Mount Everest.

Children, parents and visitors to Dorset House School, in Church Lane, were treated to an inspirational talk by Jake Meyer.

Jake rose to fame – quite literally – when he became the youngest Briton to scale the world’s tallest peak aged 21 in 2005.

He was also the youngest man in the world to reach the globe’s seven highest summits.

As if this was not enough, Jake also told his captive audience how he holds the record for the fastest ascent of the highest mountain in each of the 48 contiguous USA states.

His talk was followed by a question and answer session. Pupils even got to try on his climbing suit.