Eamon Ginge Fullen

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Eamon Ginge Fullen, well known as Ginge Fullen, is a British Navy clearance diver, climber, adventurer, mountaineer who holds 2 Guinness World Records — the fastest, climbing every peak in Europe and Africa. [1][2][3]

Life[edit]

He was a Clearance Diver in the Royal Navy, where he spent 20 years of his life. He broke his neck in 1990 while playing rugby, and faced a heart-attack while in Mt. Everest in 1996. [1]

Achievements[edit]

Ginge has climbed overall 168 country high points. He has been awarded the Queen’s Gallantry Medal for saving lives during the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster in 1987, when he was in Navy.[1] He is well revised in the trekking community of Bangladesh for finding and ascending the highest mountain of Bangladesh, the Saka Haphong.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "An Interview with Adventurer Ginge Fullen". 7 Summits Project. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Fastest time to climb the highest peaks in all African countries". Guinness World Records. 25 December 2005. Retrieved 26 February 2016. The record for the fastest time to climb the highest peaks in all African countries is 5 years, and was achieved by Eamon 'Ginge' Fullen (UK) when he reached the Bikku Bitti Peak, Libya, on 25 December 2005. He climbed the highest peaks of each of the 53 African countries as listed in the beginning of the attempt. HRH Prince Charles endorsed the attempt. He reached the first peak, Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, the highest peak in Africa, on 25 December 2000.
  3. ^ Bugge, Jon (10 October 2003). "The view from the top". The Phnom Penh Post. The Phnom Penh Post. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Ginge Fullen.com .:. Peaks Database ::". 2014-07-29. Archived from the original on July 29, 2014. Retrieved 2016-02-26.

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