Achieve­ments

Bray People - - MOUNTAIN TRAGEDY THE DEATH OF IAN MCKEEVER -

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.

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