Great British Speakers star Ben Fogle has conquered Mount Everest, days after revealing he was taking on the gruelling climb in memory of his stillborn son Willem.
'At 7.30am on the 16th April, after more than five weeks of acclimatising and training on Mount Everest, I finally realised a childhood dream when I successfully climbed the 29,000 ft high mountain,' said Ben.
Unfortunately, his fellow climbing companion former Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton had to pull out of the expedition a few weeks earlier due to medical issues.
Lorna joined Sky News in 2002 and presented Live at Five, Sky News Today and Sky News at Ten before moving to Sunrise. Since then, Lorna has broken, live on-air, the news of the 7 July bombings and the capture of Saddam Hussein by US forces. She presented live from Windsor on the day of Charles and Camilla’s wedding and was on air as the Beslan School siege began. She also anchored coverage of Concorde’s final flight, a day she says she found both exciting and emotional. Reporting from the Glastonbury Festival proved to be another highlight, albeit a muddy one.
Prior to joining Sky News, Lorna spent several years with Westcountry TV – initially as a researcher and then as a reporter and presenter. During her time there she covered the Devon road protests and the environmentalist “Swampy’s” eight-day long underground protest. In her final two years she presented Westcountry Live.
Lorna was named the BT West Young Journalist of the Year in 1997. A year later she was honoured by the Queen at a Buckingham Palace Reception for young achievers.
Lorna grew up in Cornwall, a region to which she still remains deeply attached although she has left behind her rugby-playing days with Bodmin. Her first experience of broadcast journalism was with BBC Radio Cornwall and Pirate FM Cornwall. She graduated in Communication Studies from the University of Glamorgan and completed a post-graduate course in Broadcast Journalism.