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Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton is a professional athlete who on the 19th May 2012 became one of the youngest British climbers and part of the youngest ever team to climb Mount Everest. After attaining his degree, Matthew set out in the pursuit of climbing Mount Everest which took him from the highlands of Scotland to the Himalayas in some of the most extreme environments on earth.

Matthew has recently finished writing his book documenting the long journey to Everest, 'Dare to Dream' which is currently available to purchase via Amazon for Kindle: Amazon Book Store

Matthew is also a public speaker, delivering after dinner and motivational presentations, managed by iChallengeU. Matthew has presented at venues including the Royal Society of Arts (London) for clients including the BBC, Burberry, Carnstone, Marks & Spencer, Sky, Tesco and Yell/Hibu.

The 2012 Everest expedition was sponsored by Hibu (formerlly Yell) Group.
“Her Majesty’s sends warm good wishes for every success to you and to all those involved in the expedition, for the achievement of your goal and your safe return.”
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
“Matthew is a remarkable self motivated young man who possesses a strong determined drive and zest for all he aims to achieve. His maturity and inner strength far belies his young ages, and I wholeheartedly support him in this, the jubilee year on his expedition to summit and return safely from Everest, and achieve his goal in supporting Global Angels and Climate Unchange; a challenge which will push him to his limits and beyond.”
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
"Matthew is extraordinary. In him, we have an ambitious, academic young man, in the pursuit of excellence. Global Angels and Wardour And Oxford are proud to partner and support Matthew in his quest to climb Mount Everest. He embodies the spirit of both our brands and we wish him safety and well-wishes in his pursuit."
Molly Bedingfield, CEO, Global Angels.
Wempy Dyocta Koto, CEO, Wardour And Oxford