Fiona Thornewill MBE in training. | F. Thornewill


A record-breaking UK explorer who has already trekked to the North and South Poles is taking on a new challenge and she is currently training for the attempt here in Majorca with her husband.

Nottinghamshire’s Fiona Thornewill MBE, 49, will join an American climber for the ascent of El Capitan, otherwise known as The Nose, mountain in Yosemite, California.

Her climbing partner, American Hans Florine, holds the record for the fastest ascent of the mountain.