Carstensz Pyramid Summiter
Dr. Andries ( Arno) Botha
Botha, the Grimshaw doctor and the Peace Countrys pre-eminent adventure-seeker, has cycled the span of his native South Africa in intense heat and from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T. in -25 degree temperatures.
Andries Botha summited Carstensz Pyramid on 17th November 2008, 08:35 Papua Time (GMT +9)
Beyond All Limits
Arno Botha has undertaken some of the worlds greatest endurance feats in support of humanitarian causes. A surgeon and sports doctor. Arno has raised funds for children with cancer, fitness and amateur sport, and awareness of healthy lifestyle. Born in 1952, in 1990 immigrated to Canada from South Africa. During the 1990s he continued to act as doctor for South African teams in various international sporting events. He has received media attention for his exploits and obtained recognition in his home province by the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. In 2003, Arno received an Award of Distinction as a rural physician. His exploits have been celebrated on three continents.
During April and May 2006 Dr. Botha was in Nepal on an expedition to climb Mount Everest.