John Crellin will race at the TT

John Crellin will race at the TT

 

From Everest to the Mountain Course

By Laura Kennerley -

TT & road races

 01 June 2009 16:31

A mountaineer, who failed in his third attempt to climb Everest, is hoping to fare better at this year’s TT.

John Crellin, 55, from Douglas on the Isle of Man was forced to abandon his third attempt to scale the world’s highest mountain due to ill health just two weeks ago.

Despite being hospitalised in Kathmandu, he took part in Saturday’s first practice at the famous road races.

He told www.iomtoday.co.im: “'I have been building up my strength.”

A design engineer by day, Crellin is a TT regular and accomplished mountaineer who has climbed many of the world’s highest peaks including: Kilimanjaro in 2001.