Barnabas Borbely on the summit of Everest

On Top Of The World

Radio Clatterbridge listeners have heard how a Chester woman was on top of the world – when she was proposed to on the summit of Everest!

Barnabas Borbely came in to the studio to share the story of how he popped the question to girlfriend Megan Wheeler, 33, at the highest point on earth.

As Britain marked the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of the mountain by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing, Megan and Barnabas had their own celebrations.

37 year old solicitor Barnabas explained to presenters John Roberts and Paul Allt how his ambition to climb Mount Everest dated back to his first visit to Base Camp ten years ago.

This time, he returned with a banner which he unveiled at the summit. It read: “Dr Megan Wheeler will you take the next challenge and be my wife?”

He then raced back down to camp in double quick time to send the photo back to Megan on email. She called him back straight away to say yes.

Megan Wheeler with financé Barnabas Borbely

Barnabas told Radio Clatterbridge how the pair have just been to Tiffany’s in Manchester to buy the ring and capped the celebration off by “going large” at the hot dog stand outside!

We wish them both a long and happy life together.