Loveland climber Matt Brennan leaves March 25th on a 60 total day expedition to climb Mt. Everest.
He will attempt the world's tallest mountain with 8 other climbers, two guides, and twenty sherpas. His personal gear will weigh over 100lbs
HE WILL JOIN US 4pm TODAY (Tuesday) TO DISCUSS HIS UPCOMING TRIP!
Some facts about Mt. Everest:
- summit is 29,029 feet
- the first humans to conquer the summit were Sir Edmund Hilary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953
- over 4,000 have since reached the top
- over 290 known people have died attempting to climb Everest, including six last year
- the most popular routes are the Southern Col route on the Nepal side and the North Col route on the Tibet side