Sadness at passing of climber Noel Hanna
Bill and Wynn Penton and all at Penton Media Group are deeply saddened to hear of the untimely passing of legendary climber, Noel Hanna.
He had just become the first climber from the island of Ireland to summit Mt Annapurna in Nepal, one of the world’s highest mountains, alongside Dawa Nurbu Sherpa. This was Noel’s fourth 8000m peak.
Penton Media Group proudly sponsored Noel on his first successful climb of Everest – a feat he went on to achieve a further nine times.
The popular Dromara man also climbed the world’s seven highest peaks and became the first person from the island of Ireland to successfully summit and descend K2.
He was a great friend of ours and Penton Media Group and it was truly an honour to know him.
We extend our condolences to his wife Lynne and extended family. May he rest in peace.