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Chief inspector completes seven summit challenge

Wed, 27 Nov 2013


The first Manxman ever to scale the highest mountains on all seven continents has returned home victorious.

Acting police chief inspector Phil Drowley completed a 15,629-foot climb to the top of the Carstenz Pyramid in Australasia. 

The 46-year old trekked through the jungle for a week to reach the foot of the peak – and then became one of only 230 climbers to complete the seven-summit challenge.

He did it to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Isle of Man Families and Friends - which is used as a home away from home for parents of children from the Island who are in UK hospitals.

Phil says when he completed the challenge he was overwhelmed by emotion:

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