John to speak of Everest experience at charity event

John to speak of Everest experience at charity event


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Clare hotelier and mountain climber John Burke will speak about his epic Everest adventure at an event in glór this Saturday.

In May, John became the first Clare man to summit the world’s tallest mountain.

On Saturday, he will join journalist and broadcaster John Cooke in glór to chat about his Everest ascent and raising awareness for Elevate, the charity he and his wife Aoibhín Garrihy founded.

John took on the challenge, partly to fulfil a personal dream, but also to raise awareness and funds for the charity, which promotes wellbeing among young people.

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Posted by The Clare Herald on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Above 8000mtrs humans cannot survive. Any time spent in the death zone is a battle for survival as organs and the body begin to shut down.

John’s final days on Everest working the death zone was a race against time but on the 16th May the Clare Flag was raised by John Burke on the top of The world.

John Burke will share the full story of adventure and resilience this Saturday at glór, all in aid of Youth Wellness in Co Clare. Elevate the Conversation, tickets on or call 065 6843103.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.