TV star: My dark cloud

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - NEWS -

TV pre­sen­ter Ben Fogle has spo­ken of the “dark cloud” that was hang­ing over him af­ter he climbed Mount Ever­est.

Fogle and for­mer Olympic cy­cling cham­pion Vic­to­ria Pendle­ton, along with moun­taineer Ken­ton Cool, took on Ever­est ear­lier this year to high­light the en­vi­ron­men­tal chal­lenges fac­ing moun­tains. Pendle­ton had to with­draw from the as­cent of the 29,029 ft moun­tain on the Nepal-tibet bor­der af­ter suf­fer­ing from oxy­gen de­pri­va­tion.

Fogle, 44, said that af­ter re­turn­ing home in May he lost all his mo­ti­va­tion and felt im­mensely guilty that Pendle­ton had devel­oped de­pres­sion af­ter pulling out of the gru­elling Hi­malayan climb.

Ad­ven­turer Ben Fogle

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