Jake Meyer is a world record breaking British Mountaineer.
Jake started climbing aged 12 and at 14 set his sights on becoming the youngest person to climb the '7 Summits', the highest mountain on each continent.
Starting by watching the Millennium dawn from the summit of Kilimanjaro when he was 15, Jake completed the challenge on the 4th June 2005, when aged 21 and 134 days he became the youngest Briton to climb Everest, and the youngest man in the world to complete the 7 Summits (Bass variant). In 2006 Jake set a record of the fastest ascent of the highest mountain in every State in the contiguous USA (The Lower 48), which involved 15,000 miles of driving, around 100,000ft of climbing and 350 miles of trekking, all in 23 days, 19 hours and 31 minutes. To date he's visited 49 States and their highpoints out of 50 - only Hawaii left!
In 2009 Jake attempted K2 - reaching 7700m before turning back due to poor snow conditions. The account of this expedition was made into the award winning documentary - K2: Siren of the Himalayas.
We were now pondering which way to go. That hill on the left looked clean and simple We went right on a bit rockier and unfriendly terrain. I'll show the second choice in the next photo. It turned out we got to explore that left side later on as well but we didn't know that at the time
#tbt to Canada Day 2012 doing helicopter-supported gold prospecting in the Yukon. +25 in camp to -10 in the mountains. By chance I had a hoodie with me otherwise it was just zip-off pants and a t-shirt. Had to build a fire for warmth when the storm came in and the chopper couldn't get to my location for a while. #geology#socksonhands
JMT Day 6: We passed this awesome overlook the previous day and made a note to go back to the same spot for sunrise. When we woke up at 5am, I knew something was wrong with my knee. I didn't want to go, but Jamie talked me into making the morning hike. Looking back, if it hadn't been for our conversation at this lookout, I don't think I would've had the mental strength to finish the trail. 14 days after finishing the trail, my knee still hurts.