Networking Event with Woking Chamber
23/02/2010 18:00
23/02/2010 20:00
Foxhills Club & Resort, Stonehill Road,Ottershaw, KT16 0EL

Networking event with Woking Chamber & The Woking Asian Business Forum

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2010; 18.00 - 20.00 hrs

Venue: Foxhills Club & Resort, Stonehill Road, OTTERSHAW, KT16 0EL

Guest speaker: Bonita Norris, Global Angels Everest Expedition

On the 23rd March 2010 Bonita Norris will leave for Nepal, embarking on her Everest attempt to break a mountaineering record as the Youngest British female to climb Everest. In the process, this 21 year hopes to raise £50,000 for the children’s charity Global Angels. She has recently broken a world record in the Himalayas- where she was the youngest woman to summit Manaslu - the world's eighth highest mountain at 26,748 feet, and a mountain with a death rate of 26%!!

Come along to a networking evening with canap├ęs and refreshments, and hear a short inspirational talk from Bonita about her challenge.

See page 18 of our current magazine 'The Chamber' for an article on Bonita. Click Here

A few little known Everest facts:

  • There have been 2,249 and counting, summits of Everest since 1953
  • Since 1922 there have been 186 deaths following attempts to climb Everest
  • The longest stay on top of Everest was 21.5 hours, by Babu Chiri Sherpa
  • The youngest person to summit Everest was Ming Kipa Sherpa in 2003 at the age of 15
  • The first couple to get married on the summit were Mona Mulepati and Pem Dorje Sherpa in 2005
  • The fastest climb was by Lakpa Gelu Sherpa in 2003 who summited in 10 hours 56 minutes
  • The first ascent without bottled oxygen was by Peter Habeler and Reinhold Messner in 1978
  • In 2001 Erik Weihenmayer became the first blind person to summit Everest
  • Also in 2001 Stefan Gatt was the first person to snowboard from the summit of Everest

Members of the Asian Business Forum: £15.00

Non-Members: £20.00

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