First dog to attempt Everest

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First dog to attempt Everest

by Scott » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:33 pm

I just got an email from my friend Joe Thompson (from Eagle Colorado), who is at Camp II on the Nepali side of Everest. He is with an American expedition and has his dog Denali with them.

They arrived in Nepal on March 20 and are currently at Camp I and should be headed towards Camp II today. As far as is known, Denali is the first dog ever to attempt the Everest climb. Dogs have made it to Camp I before, but not beyond. They expect that the summit attempt will take place sometime mid to late May, but that depends on weather and conditions.

Here is a picture of me with Denali (the one on the right) during our climb in Colorado during a blizzard:

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Re: First dog to attempt Everest

by Matt Miller » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:47 pm

Go get 'em, Denali!!

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Re: First dog to attempt Everest

by mrchad9 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:02 pm

Seems like a very expensive way to kill your dog.

I hope he turns back.

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Re: First dog to attempt Everest

by Matt Miller » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:30 am

mrchad9 wrote:Seems like a very expensive way to kill your dog.

I hope he turns back.

After some reading, it seems to me that most humans are at higher risk at those altitudes than most dogs. Seems likely that the dog could summit before the human could.

Maybe Denali has some Tibetan Mastiff in his blood!

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Re: First dog to attempt Everest

by Scott M. » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:56 am

I'm with mrchad on this one. What next? First parakeet on Everest.

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Re: First dog to attempt Everest

by Matt Miller » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:07 am

Happy April Fools' Day everyone!!

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Re: First dog to attempt Everest

by seano » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:46 pm

Matt Miller wrote:Happy April Fools' Day everyone!!

Oh, this was one of those "Let's Make The Web Even Worse Day" posts? Well done.

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Re: First dog to attempt Everest

by hightinerary » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:12 pm

Is the parakeet expedition still on?

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Re: First dog to attempt Everest

by Big Benn » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:51 pm

A brilliant April Fool!
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