Basil Geoghegen climbs Mount Everest for The Forgotten Irish Campaign

2nd March, 2011 : Great Britain

Basil Geoghegan is the Co-Chair of the Ireland Fund of Great Britain.

Basil has done it, he has stood on the top of the world.

The Forgotten Irish flag was raised on a cold Himalayan peak
at 7:28am at 8848m on May 19 2011

Read Basil’s blog

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