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Published on Jul 19, 2011
Pat Falvey (Expedition Leader) & DR Clare O'Leary summited Mt Everest on the 18th May 2004.
DR Clare O Leary became the 1st Irish Female do do so. Expedition Leader Pat Falvey also created a first for an Irish Sport when he hit the Highest PUC Fada from the summit as well as having climbed Everest from the North side in 1995.
Pat hits Sliotar from the summit. The Cuman (hurley) and one of two sliothars was taken to the summit of Mount Everest by Pat Falvey on the 18th May 2004. Achieving the world's highest Puc Fada, Falvey Belted a sliothar (ball) with a Hurley from the highest rocks on earth on the Tibetan Nepali frontier into the rarefied atmosphere and down the icy slopes. Falvey also became one of only a few to have climbed Mt Everest from both south Nepal and North Tibetan routes.
This was a great day and also a sad day as three people from other teams reached the summit but did not make it back and died as they made their way out of the incoming storm and high jet stream winds just below the summit.
Irish team Team Expedition Leader/ Climber Pat Falvey: Dr Clare O Leary Climber, John Joyce Climber Sidar: Pemba Gyalje Sherpa Climber, Phendon Sherpa, Niama Sherpa, Mingma Sherpa Climbers. Film (C) Patfalvey @ Pat Falvey Productions Ireland www.patfalvey.com Phone +35387 2540204