Ep.021: Dr Richard Agnew – Mount Everest Summiteer

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On the Bucket List Life Podcast today is Dr Richard Agnew. Rick is an Adjunct Professor in Risk Management with over 25 years experience, and eight degrees including a doctorate and two masters degrees… but it’s the fact that Rick has summited Mount Everest 2 times that has me standing to attention!! Yes, you read that correctly, I said “two times”. Rick has actually completed the famed 7 Summits (climbing the highest mountains on each of the seven continents) and is one of less than 600 people in the world to do so. I was lucky enough to meet Rick on Mount Everest on my way to Advanced Base Camp. Such a humble guy with some amazing stories!! A must listen.

During this episode we discuss:

– Meeting Rick Agnew in China on the way to Mount Everest.
– What the view is like at the top of Mount Everest.
– Acclimatising to the conditions and lack of oxygen.
– Climb high, sleep low.
– Summit Fever.
– The 7 summits.
– Being a fighter pilot and getting the flying bug.
– Sky surfer.

Key Moments:

[5.50] What is it like at the top of Mount Everest?
[10.45] Encountering Rongbuk Glacier.
[11.40] Acclimatisation.
[17.45] The “Death Zone”.
[21.40] The unfortunate side of this extreme sport.
[28.00] How much does it cost to do Everest?
[33.00] Cutting the rope.
[40.00] The 7 Summits.
[46.45] What’s the ‘game plan’?
[49.20] A gliding pilot.

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