Lysle Turner

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Lysle Turner
Lysle Turner Everest 1.jpg
Lysle Turner on Mount Everest, 2016.
Born (1989-08-24) August 24, 1989 (age 32)
Pretoria, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Occupation
  • Adventurer
  • Businessman
  • Speaker
  • Activist

Lysle Turner is an adventurer, businessman, international speaker, and activist for Huntington's disease. He successfully climbed Mount Everest on May 19, 2016 in the name of Huntington's disease,[1] planting a flag with the names of 200 people whose lives have been claimed by Huntington's disease, on the summit.[2] At the time of his summit, at 26 years old, he became the youngest South African to summit Mount Everest.[3] Turner was at base camp on Mount Everest when the 2015 earthquake struck where he helped in search and rescue of injured climbers.[4] He currently lives in Pretoria, South Africa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rekord Centurion | Pretoria man is youngest South African to summit Everest". www.rekordcenturion.co.za. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
  2. ^ "Enca | SA adventurer down from mountain, on home soil". www.enca.com. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
  3. ^ "Good Things Guy | Pretoria man becomes the youngest South African to summit Everest, all for a good cause". www.thegoodthingsguy.com. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  4. ^ "CityPressNews24 | Massive earthquake leaves Nepal in ruins". city-press.news24.com/. Retrieved 2017-06-01.

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