Climbed Mt. Everest in 2001 and placed a piece of the Clan tartan at the top of the world. Doug is cousin to Marnie McBean. As he stood on the top of the mountain he said:
“Peter, Sherrill, Alex, Ian, Jamie, Jessica, Teal, Marnie & John, I gather from Ian that there is a piece of McBean tartan somewhere on the moon. Well a little more terrestrial, but there is now a swatch of McBean tartan (provided to me by Ian) fluttering proudly at the summit of Everest. Just where the name belongs – at the top of the world.

All the best, Doug”

Doug MacLaren
Doug MacLaren, Mt. Everest summit May 23 2001