- Britton Keeshan
Britton Keeshan (born
December 1, 1981), is one of the youngest persons to climb the tallest mountains on all seven continents in a feat known as the Seven Summits. He accomplished this feat on May 24, 2004, when he successfully summited Mount Everestat the age of 22 years and 179 days old. Keeshan held the record until June 2005 and is now listed as fourth on the list. [ [http://7summits.com/7summits_statistics.php The 7summits statistics: the Kosciuszko list, Youngest] ]
Keeshan is the grandson of
Bob Keeshan, the children's performer better known as Captain Kangaroo. He had a close relationship with his grandfather, and he buried a photo of the two of them at the summit of Mount Everest. [ [http://www.usatoday.com/sports/2004-06-02-climbing-keeshan_x.htm "Keeshan spans globe to honor famous 'Kangaroo'"] . " USA Today", June 6, 2004]
Keeshan is a graduate of
Phillips Academy, Middlebury Collegeand Dartmouth College, now attends the University of VermontCollege of Medicine.
* [http://www.usatoday.com/sports/2004-06-02-climbing-keeshan_x.htm Article on Keeshan from USAToday]
* [http://www.middlebury.edu/about/mme/archive/stu2/ Keeshan's commentary on Middlebury College site]
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