Friday 27 April 2018

The calm before the storm: Ben Fogle relaxes with family ahead of Everest climb

The presenter will join Olympian Victoria Pendleton in a bid to scale the world’s highest peak

Ben Fogle, his wife Marina, their children Luda and Iona and family dog Storm at their home in west London, before Ben leaves to attempt to climb Mount Everest (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)
Ben Fogle, his wife Marina, their children Luda and Iona and family dog Storm at their home in west London, before Ben leaves to attempt to climb Mount Everest (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)

By David Wilcock, Press Association

Television presenter and adventurer Ben Fogle shared a quiet moment with his wife and children before he heads to the Himalayas in a bid to conquer Mount Everest.

The presenter, 44, relaxed with partner Marina, son Luda and daughter Iona at their west London home ahead of his challenge to scale the world’s highest peak.

He and former Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Victoria Pendleton are attempting to climb the 8,848 metres (29,029 foot) mountain on the Nepal/Tibet border, in an expedition due to last around a month in April and May.

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Ben Fogle and family
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Ben Fogle and his wife Marina

The pair will take on the Earth’s highest mountain for the British Red Cross, and hope to highlight the environmental challenges mountains face.

Fogle has been mounting a social media campaign in recent days to draw attention to their attempt.

On Monday he shared his buttocks with the world in an Instagram post to his 65,500 followers that showed him jumping into an Arctic lake.

Fogle and Pendleton are due to arrive in Kathmandu in mid April and take several weeks working their way to Everest base camp before making an attempt on the summit.

Press Association

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