17-year-old UK teen to climb Everest as part of Seven Summit Challenge

19th Apr, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Apr 19: Dimitry Tertychnyy, a high school student from the Charterhouse School in UK, will be attempting to summit Mount Everest as the last in the Seven Summit Challenge which he set for himself.

Dimitry is a Youth Ambassador for Global Action Nepal. If he succeeds in climbing Everest, the 17-year-old will be the youngest European to complete the Seven Summit Challenge.

Dimitry started climbing in 2012 at the age of 12 with his father Alex. He and his father have successfully climbed six of the seven summits with Everest as the last challenge.

Dimitry is also using this final climb of the Seven Summit Challenge as an opportunity to raise funds for the education of the underprivileged children in rural Nepal. “As this is an expedition that happens once in a lifetime, I want to make it as special as possible and give something back to the community as well,” he said.

The Charterhouse School has been involved in raising funds for the quality of education in Nepal. In climbing Everest, Dimitry is following the footsteps of Charterhouse school teacher George Mallory, who was part of the first three Everest expeditions in the 1920s.

Dimitry, like his teacher Mallory, will be climbing from the northern side, Lhasa, and will be moving for the expedition on Friday.