my name is jeff smith and i was born in london in 1963. i moved to cardiff to play ice hockey professionally in 1988, climbed kilimanjaro with daughter chloe then aged 15 in 2010.
fell in love with mountains, and went on to climb in russia, alaska, the alps and nepal, culminating in an attempt to climb mount everest in 2014, which ended when 16 sherpa were killed in an avalanche on the mountain, and the climbing season was cancelled as a mark of respect.
March 29th 2017, i headed back to nepal to attempt mount everest again. on may 26th 2017 at 08:10am local time, i got to the top of the world and achieved my dream!
Manaslu , Himalayas
8163m / 26781ft