2004 Ian sets the 5 peaks world record for British and Irish mountains in 16 hours 16 minutes 2006 Ian climbed the 26 peaks of the island of Ireland in 98 hours 2007 Ian began a series of three world record challenges: on mountains, at sea and on land and gave himself 5 years; 2007 to 2012 to complete all 3 records. 2007 Mountain challenge: He broke the world record for the ‘Seven Summits Challenge’ climbing the highest summit on each of the seven continents in 155 days, 32 less than the previous record. 2008 He helped his then 10-year-old godson Sean McSharry become the youngest person in Europe to reach the top of Kilimanjaro. 2009 Sea challenge: He was part of a team that attempted to row the South Atlantic Ocean in under 30 days, but the boat lost its rudder and they were forced to postpone the attempt. 2010 Land challenge: When he turned 40 Ian set himself the challenge of beating Eamonn Coughlan’s 4 minute mile for a person over 40. His mile dropped from 7 minutes to 4 minutes 20 seconds in 22 months of training. 2011 Ian set a new record for the most reek climbs on Croagh Patrick when he made 35 summits in 80 climbing hours 2011 Ian completed 11 straight back to back climbs over a four month period, successfully guiding 155 Irish secondary students to the summit 2012 Ian led a group of 145 Irish teenagers, their teachers and fundraisers, to the summit of Kilimanjaro in August. They set a record for the biggest ever group of people to reach the summit . Ian was also a respected Communications lecturer, Adventurer, Broadcaster and author with two books to his credit Give Me Shelter (2007) and Give Me Heroes (2009). He was working on his third book Give Me 28 Days at the time of his death. He was also a qualified Life Coach and Public Relations Consultant.