Summary: record-setting adventurer and explorer who at age 19 became the youngest Briton ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, in 2006 whom he and his close friend, James Hooper, were named National Geographic Adventurers of the Year in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. last November in recognition of their effort to travel from the north to the south pole using only natural and man power.
Cause of Death: Killed in an avalanche
Born: May 10, 1987
Died: January 9, 2009
Location: Chamonix, France