Duradiamond Healthcare's intrepid Managing Director, Andrew Noble, finally reached the summit of Monte Rosa, Switzerland's highest mountain, after three days of climbing last weekend. The mountain has a long connection with the British. Charles Hudson was the first to climb it in 1855 (and a young Winston Churchill in 1894).
It has been a long held ambition of Andrew’s to get to the top. “I am now looking forward to a quiet summer of cricket and my desk!” he said.
The Monte Rosa is a mountain massif located in the eastern part of the Pennine Alps. It is located between Switzerland (Valais) and Italy (Piedmont and Aosta Valley).
Monte Rosa is a huge ice-covered mountain in the Alps, located on the watershed between central and southern Europe. Its main summit, named Dufourspitze in honour of the surveyor Guillaume-Henri Dufour, culminates at 4,634 m (15,203 ft) above sea level and is followed by the five nearly equally high subsidiary summits of Dunantspitze, Grenzgipfel, Nordend, Zumsteinspitze and Signalkuppe.
Monte Rosa is the highest mountain of both Switzerland and the Pennine Alps and is also the second-highest mountain of the Alps and Europe outside the Caucasus.
Well done Andrew!
“I am now looking forward to a quiet summer of cricket and my desk!”