Everest climbing season is approaching and we already have the first inspiring story: An Oregon teenager with Down Syndrome made it to the Everest Base Camp a few days ago.


A few headlines (and the interviewer above) incorrectly mention that he summited the peak. While that did not happen—it is too early in the season to summit—reaching the Base Camp is in itself no small feat: 10 days, 70 miles and 8,000 feet of elevation gain ranging from 9,000 feet to 17,600 feet.


Previous post with the giga-pixel image of Mt. Everest here.