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Paul Deegan

Mountaineer and Everest's Dustman

“If you wait until you think you’re experienced enough, you’ll be too late.”

In 1987, when he was supposed to be studying to get into university, Paul Deegan discovered that Everest Base Camp had turned into a rubbish dump. So he decided to do something about it. A year later, aged 18, Paul became the world's highest dustman when he co-led a 47-strong team that dealt with the mountain of litter that had accumulated at the foot of the world's highest peak.

Now, Paul is using his expedition skills for a new challenge, helping remote teams navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic and learn to rely on each other in order to succeed together.

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What’s Stopping You From DO-ing?
Paul DeeganAdventure
Climbing Everest is one thing. Bringing everyone's rubbish back down with you is quite another. Aged just 18, Paul became the world's highest dustman when he co-led a 47-strong team that dealt with the mountain of litter that had accumulated at the f...
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