Rex Pemberton

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Rex Pemberton (born 1983) is an extreme sport participant and motivational speaker, best known as being the youngest male Australian ever to climb Mount Everest.[1]


Born and raised in Sydney, Pemberton was educated at Knox Grammar School[2] and the University of Western Sydney.[citation needed] He climbed his first alpine peak when he was 16.[1] He raised $100,000 for his Everest climb and another $100,000 to fund his climbs of the remaining Seven Summits, which he completed in late 2006.[3] He produced a documentary film of his Everest ascent, entitled To Stand Above the Clouds.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Pemberton was married to Melissa Andrzejewski, an aerobatics pilot and skydiver. He filed for divorce from her in May, 2016. .[5] He currently resides in San Francisco. He is the brother of former Miss Australia Caroline Pemberton.


  • To Stand Above the Clouds (2006)


  1. ^ a b Gibson, Jano (2005-05-31). "Rex on top of the world". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 2013-12-03.
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  3. ^ Mockenhaupt, Brian (2012-01-25). "As Long As They Both Shall Live". Outside (March 2012). Retrieved 2013-12-03.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 February 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  5. ^ Campbell, Christine (2013-08-15). "Love Twist". 60 Minutes. Retrieved 2013-12-03.

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