Paul Deegan | What's Stopping You From DO-ing?

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Paul Deegan
What's Stopping You From DO-ing?

Mountaineer and Everest's Dustman  

DO Wales 2009
Running time: 18m 53s

Filed in: Adventure

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Climbing Everest is one thing. Bringing everyone's rubbish back down with you is quite another.

An award-winning author, climber, explorer and occasional dustman.

In 1987, when he was supposed to be studying to get into university, Paul Deegan discovered that Everest Base Camp had turned into a rubbish dump. So he decided to do something about it. 

A year later, aged 18, Paul became the world's highest dustman when he co-led a 47-strong team that dealt with the mountain of litter that had accumulated at the foot of the world's highest peak.