Adventurers Lynne (54) and Noel Hanna (49) have made history by becoming the first husband and wife team to climb Mount Everest from both sides.
Powered by Pharma Nord's Bio-Quinone Active Q10 a nutritional supplement used by high performance athletes for endurance, Noel and Lynne successfully summited from the north side in Tibet, on Saturday May 21 at 07:00 Tibetan time after a 7 hour climb from high camp at 8300mts. The couple then returned back to Advance Based Camp at 6400 at 1800 hrs the same day. The couple stood on the summit of Everest for the first time in 2009 after climbing the south side from Nepal.
Lynne and Noel first attempted the north side of the mountain in 2005, but were forced to abandon it when Noel experienced retinal haemorrhaging in his eyes. On their return home to Northern Ireland they got Babu, a German Shepherd pup, to keep Noel company as he recovered. Babu trained in the mountains with Lynne and Noel throughout his 10 years, but sadly passed away last year.
This feat was both a physical and personal triumph for the couple who stood on top of the world’s tallest mountain to sprinkle the ashes of their beloved dog.
Speaking of the triumph Noel said: “It was great to stand on top of the world again with Lynne and also for the both of us to scatter the ashes of our loved dog BABU. It was the 1st time out of my 8 summits I had tears in my eyes on the summit. Taking Q10 helps you push your body to the limits and recovery is sped up.”
Dedicated mountaineers Noel and Lynne have completed many other treks. Including the 7 summits challenge which Noel completed and then decided to take one step further. After reaching the summit on the highest peak on each continent, he then raced to the nearest sea by means of human power – run/bike/ski. He is the first person to complete this challenge.June 2016