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Pennington, Adele
Pennington, Adele
Born on the 29th March 1966 in Corby Northamptonshire, Adele climbed her first mountain Snowdon in 1972. Her mountain adventures did not progress much further until the early 80’s when she joined the Scarborough and District Search and Rescue team whilst studying for a PhD in Biochemistry at York University. Adele’s apprenticeship to the delights and dangers of the mountains continued with excursions to the Alps, New Zealand and weekend trips to her homeland hills. Climbing began to take over and after securing a full time teaching job took she took time off to make a winter ascent of Ama Dablam in 1998. Following this highly successful expedition Adele had a serious accident in the Alps and her road to recovery saw her leaving the classroom to follow her passion for the mountains. The following summers were spent in Bolivia new routing with a group of friends and spending as much time as possible in the mountains. In 20001 she decided to start a freelancing career and soon became part of Jagged Globe as an expedition leader which enabled her to climb all over the world. Between 2007 and the present date Adele has concentrated her efforts to the 8000m peaks and has summated Cho-Oyu, Manaslu and Everest ( twice) as well as reaching 7000m on Shishapangma and Gasherbrum II. In between these trips she has worked the Scottish Winters and enjoyed some personal trips to Yosemite, Norway and has just returned from a journey to the top of Neilion (Mt Kenya). Adele believes in following her dreams and has an insatiable appetite for the big mountains.
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