About Dom & the Team
Dom is a highly experienced individual climber and expedition leader, he has accomplished many personnel goals including being a sponsored athlete by Vango, the outdoor company. Some examples of these world record events and the charities he has been involved in are listed below:
Dom on Summit of Everest:
Mark is one of our most experienced expeditions leaders with many years leading groups all over the world form the highest mountains to the deepest jungles !
Mark pointing out the way to Kilimanajaro:
Goal Everest (2018) - World Record !
On the 10th of April 2018 Dom organised and led a 30 strong team to Everest Base camp where they broke the world record for the highest 5 a side football tournement ever played. Using oxygen bottles instead oranges at half time the 6 teams consisting of 6 countries skillfully played their way into the record books. In aid of the Halcyon Foundation charity.
Stand Up On Everest (2016) - World Record !
On the 15th of April 2016 Dom Led the expedition team to Everest Base camp to break the World Record for the heighest comedy show performed . After building the stage at 5350meters ,and getting all the sound equipment ready ,the comedy show broke the world record entertaining the Everest climbers before their final push to the summit. - in aid of Save the Children.
Everest via North Col (2011).
On the 21st of May 2011 at 7.30am, Dom reached the summit of Mount Everest.
Climbing unguided from the North side of Everest in Tibet Dom encountered many highs and lows throughout the long 2 month expedition dealing with the hardship of snow storms, freezing temperatures and the fatality of climbing colleagues.
As a Shelterbox Response Team member Dom’s aim was to raise awareness of ShelterBox by summiting Everest and highlighting that there is no where that the Response teams can not reach.
English Channel Swim (2009)
As part of a 3 person English Channel Relay, Dom successfully swam the Channel in just over 13hrs.
Leaving Dover at 3am the team made it to Cap Gris Nez, France just after 4pm, making the attempt the 8th fastest recorded 3 person Channel swim of all time.
Team Mates: Kat Baker and Andy Roberts
ShelterBox Response Team (2008)
In 2008 Dom was selected as part of a Specialist Rapid Deployment Response Team (SRT) delivering life supporting aid to victims in disaster zones world wide, including earthquake, flood, tsunami and war zone.
In October 2008 Dom deployed to Kyrgistan where an earthquake had destroyed a remote village on the boarder with China. His role involved assessing the need for aid and establishing a logistical route through the mountains of Kyrgistan in order to distributed the Shelterbox's.
ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disaster worldwide. http://www.shelterbox.org/
Run Everest (2005) - World Record !
In October 2005 Dom and fellow endurance runner Matt Hodgson set out to Nepal in the Himalayas to run from the Kathmandu basin to Everest Base Camp.
After running unsupported for 8 days through the highest mountain range in the world and gaining a total overall elevation of more than 28 thousand feet, the pair reached their goal of Everest Base Camp.
This was the first of its kind to be attempted in route, distance and time.
In support of the Sir Edmond Hillary Foundation.
Multi Marathon (2001)
In June of 2001 Dom ran unsupported from Scotland to London, running a marathon a day for 14 days, covering over 360 miles.
Leaving from Gretna Green, Scotland and carrying all of his personal kit, including tent, Dom battled injury, bad weather and traffic to reach London Bridge in 14 days.
This was the first of its kind to be completed using this route and distance.
In support of Raleigh International.