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The Eagle Has Landed

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Craig Frew | 11:34 UK time, Wednesday, 3 June 2009


Mark in Chamonix earlier this year.

Mark has finally reached base camp but not without a mountain of drama, the first attempt to fly was cancelled - a familiar feeling for Mark - due to the ferocious conditions.

However, a break in the clouds allowed for take-off and the plane finally touched down at base camp.

On schedule and carrying 80lbs (36kg) he is now geared up to begin his ascent of Mt McKinley.


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