News 2012

The tragic death has occured of Ian McKeever (42) on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Ian McKeever was well known as an adventurer, mountaineer and for his charity work. In recent times Ian had focused on Kilimanjaro with Kilimanjaro Achievers.

On 16 May 2007 Ian became the 15th Irish person to successfully summit Mount Everest. During 2007 he climbed the highest summit on each of the seven continents.

He was the author of two books Give Me Shelter and Give Me Heroes.

He was leading a group of climbers, including several people from Ireland, when it is believed they were struck by lightning earlier yesterday.

Late last night Mr McKeever’s family confirmed his death on his Facebook page "Ian McKeever’s Kilimanjaro Achievers 2012".

"It is with deep regret, that we, Ian’s family, fiancee Anna and friends, advise of his sudden death on Kilimanjaro, today, doing what he loved best," the posting said.

Mountaineering Ireland extends sincerest sympathies to the McKeever family, Ian's finacée Anna and his friends. 

May he rest in peace.