Your Everest

Charles Burr is a experienced Himalayan mountaineer. He has climbed extensively in the UK, the European Alps, Tibet, China, Nepal and Kazakhstan. Charles' first Himalayan summit was Ombigaichen (6,340m) in 2001. Climbed with the professional mountaineer Victor Saunders, this was the first recorded ascent of the Nepalese mountain.

Other achievements in the Nepalese Himalaya include an early British ascent of Manaslu (8,156m) and, later, an ascent of Ama Dablam (6,812m).

In 2003, with Everest in mind, he and his son Oliver attempted Cho Oyu (8,201m), the sixth highest mountain in the world. A sudden, ferocious storm forced them to turn back just 50 metres from the summit and, although disappointed, the pair descended confident they could cope with the extreme altitude.

In 2004 Charles and Oliver attempted to climb Everest. Despite reaching the 'balcony' at 8,500 metres, deteriorating weather and, finally, the death of a fellow climber once again forced them to turn back. Ten days later Oliver reached the summit becoming the youngest Briton ever to do so.

Charles finally settled his unfinished business with the Himalayan giant in May 2011. To this day they are the only UK father and son team to reach the summit of Everest.

Charles has had an extremely successful business career, working at senior management/board level in a number of FTSE 100 companies. Charles has a broad experience in marketing/senior management roles within the leisure, retail, property, and food industry and he currently operates McDonald’s franchises in Cheshire, employing over 300 staff and serving 25K+ customers each week. He lives in Cheshire and is married with three children.