A South Tyneside adventurer is feeling on ‘chop of the world’ – after taking his judo skills to new heights during his latest mountain mission.
Mountaineer Steve Berry rolled out his judo mat on Mount Kilimanjaro to hone his craft in unique style while leading a ten-day climbing trip.
The thrill-seeking 60-year-old showed his off his martial expertise while leading an expedition to the top of Africa’s largest mountain.
Mr Berry, from Central Avenue, South Shields, still had plenty of energy to spare – despite scaling the formidable peak the second time in the space of as many weeks and the fourth time this year alone.
The adventurer captured his impressive mountain- top martial arts techniques – taken from a dizzying 19,341ft – on video.
The impressive footage shows Mr Berry, who trains in judo at the Kodokwai club in South Shields, performing a textbook hip toss on fellow climber Joe Baker.
It is the fourth time I have been up Mount Kilimanajaro this year and I wanted to do something differentSteve Berry
He reckons he could well have smashed a world record for the highest Ogoshi throw ever recorded.
Mr Berry, who is now back in the borough after his Tanzanian trek, said: “It is the fourth time I have been up Mount Kilimanjaro this year and I wanted to do something different.
“I have been getting back into judo and just thought I’d pack my gear with me and practice.
“I might get in touch with the Guinness Book of Records and find out if it is a record for the highest Ogoshi throw in the world.”
Fresh from his latest trip across the world, Mr Berry will be enjoying a fleeting period of rest at home before tackling Ama Dablam, in Nepal next month.