Published on Monday, July 3, 2017

Monarch pilot scales Everest



Manchester-based Monarch pilot, Paul Fox, has scaled Mount Everest two years after being forced to abort his climb when Nepal was struck by a devastating earthquake.

Captain Fox was less than 2,300 metres from the summit in 2015 when the disaster occurred, forcing him and his fellow climbers to retreat.

Two years on he has now achieved his childhood dream of scaling the world's highest mountain, raising almost £4,500 for the water-aid charity Just a Drop, a Monarch Foundation partner.

Born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, Fox has always enjoyed climbing and in the early 2000's he worked as a mountain guide in Kilimanjaro, Tien Shan and the Dolomites.

Now living in West Yorkshire, Fox has been flying for Monarch since 2005.

Pauline Prow, chair of The Monarch Foundation, said: "We are so proud of Paul for reaching the summit of Everest and raising an amazing amount of money for Monarch Foundation charity partner, Just a Drop.

"I would like to thank Paul for this, it will really make a difference to the charity and of course congratulate him on his brilliant achievement."

To help him reach his target of £8848, the number of meters to the top of Everest, you can donate at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Monarch-FoundationPaulFoxclimbsEverest#modal

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