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British man becomes 'first' cancer patient to scale Mount Everest

06:23 PM | 7 Jun, 2017
British man becomes 'first' cancer patient to scale Mount Everest
LONDON - A 47-year-old British man with terminal cancer is believed to have become the first cancer patient to climb the world's highest mountain - Mount Everest.

Ian Toothill, the Sheffield Wednesday Football Club fan, who has been told he has just months to live, planted a flag of rivals Sheffield United at the summit for charity.

The personal trainer, who reached the summit on Monday, has raised almost 31,500 pounds for the cancer charity Macmillan, beating the target of 29,100 pounds.



"Nothing to see here, just some cancer dude (Sheffield Wednesday) fan on the summit of Everest with a @SUFC_tweets flag," Toothill tweeted.

He believes that he is the first cancer patient to scale the world's highest mountain, the BBC News reported.



Toothill was diagnosed with bowel cancer in June 2015 and told in early 2016 that he had beaten the disease, but later found out it had returned.

Toothill said he has been told that he has "just several months left to live".

He reached the top of the North Col route on May 16 and the summit of Everest on June 5.

The writer is a member of the staff.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal 12 April

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 12, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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