A young Hungarian man, Péter Márton Price, climbed to the summit of Mount Everest at the sheer age of 29. With this, he became the sixth and youngest Hungarian to climb the world’s highest peak.
Márton reached the summit of Mount Everest two days ago, on 14 May, using an oxygen bottle. At 29, he is the youngest Hungarian to reach the summit.
Youngest Hungarian to get to the top of the world
The young man’s mother, Beatrix Price told atv.hu that her son had climbed the Mátra, the Bükk and the Börzsöny as a child. However, he started climbing seriously two years ago. Márton climbed the Manaslu peak last September. He was the first Hungarian to climb the 8163-metre mountain.
The climber lives in London and works in the business world. Márton has been preparing to conquer Mount Everest alongside work, sleeping in an oxygen tent for months and training at the high-altitude gym Altitude Centre.
He climbed Mount Everest in 11 days
The Hungarian climber arrived at Everest base camp on 3 May and reached the summit 11 days later, on 14 May, using an oxygen tank. At 29, he became the youngest Hungarian climber to summit the peak and the sixth Hungarian to reach the top of the world.
The mother also told atv.hu that she and her husband had barely slept in the past week. They had received a tracker on their phone to track their child’s journey, but due to the time difference, they were often awake at night.
“I have very mixed feelings. It’s a fantastic achievement, he has fantastic stamina. I can’t imagine how he could climb for 15 hours in minus 20-30 degrees,” Beatrix told the paper. She added that she would be happy if her son never undertook such a dangerous adventure again.
Watch Márton climb the final summit ridge of Manaslu below: