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WORLD RENOWNED ADVENTURER TO SHARE HIS STORIES AND PASSION WITH ST. MONICA SCHOOL STUDENTS

Repercussion Theatre

MONTREAL, NOVEMBER  17, 2010 Ted Fairhurst, a world renowned adventurer and founder of www.daretoreach.ca will bring his incredible life story and positive message of determination to the students of St. Monica School (6440 Terrebonne) in Notre Dame de Grace on Wednesday, November 24 at 2:00 P.M.

Fairhurst attended Montreal West’s Elizabeth Ballantyne Elementary School has taken physical fitness to a new level, recently celebrating his 63rd birthday on top of Mount Everest. This latest accomplishment was just yet another in a lifetime of physical feats by Fairhurst, who began seeking adventure in 1969 when he hitchhiked from Scotland to Afghanistan.

Later, while in Kathmandu, Fairhurst met a New Zealand climber who had just returned from trekking to Everest Base Camp and back. His story propelled Fairhurst to cross over high mountain passes and tropical valleys to find his way up and over the Khumbu Mountain Range. Alone, with no mountaineering experience, no tent, only a summer sleeping bag, eating potatoes and rice, he managed to climb up the Khumbu Glacier to approximately 19,000 feet to Everest Base Camp, spending 32 days alone in the greatest mountain range on earth, surviving only on his energy and wits.

While his adventures has taken him to every corner of the globe, climbing the world’s most daunting mountains, Fairhurst has maintained the ideals that everything humans do is learned and as such, humans decide where they want to go, what they want to be – so with this philosophy, he tells students why not use this immense power and Dare to Reach?

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca