Sherman M. Bull will address the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan in Morrill Hall at St. Mark's Church on Friday, March 23, at 10 a.m. He will discuss his "Mountaineering Experiences with Disabled Combat Soldiers"

Bull began climbing mountains at the age of 40. He has the distinction of setting two world records, At the age of 64 he became the oldest person to have summited Mount Everest and with his son Brad by his side; they became the first father and son team to do so. Bull has been on six Himalayan expeditions, summiting Cho Oyu and reaching Everest's South Summit (28,750 feet) on two different occasions. In October 2010 he completed the climb of Lobuche (20,000 feet) with disabled combat soldiers. He has now climbed all of the "Seven Summits," the highest peak on each of the seven continents.

Bull is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, has been a general surgeon in Stamford for 40 years, has served as chief of staff and chief of surgery at Stamford Hospital, and is also assistant professor of surgery at Columbia Medical School.

In addition to climbing mountains, Bull has run marathons, triathlons, and an ultra-marathon. He and his wife Peg live in New Canaan. They have six children and thirteen grandchildren.

The Senior Men's Club of New Canaan is open for new members. Applicants are especially welcome to attend this meeting. Visit www.smcnc.org for more information or call membership chairman Jerry Transue at 203-966-6050.

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