From Everest to the Mountain Course

Published: 01 June 2009

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 “'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.