Bellingham man reaches top of Mount Everest

Bellingham man reaches top of Mount Everest

Credit: PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images

A picture taken on February 6, 2012 shows an aerial view of the Mount Everest range, some 140 km (87 miles) north-east of Kathmandu. AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH MATHEMA

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 21 at 3:07 PM

BELLINGHAM, Wash.  -- A Bellingham man has reached the top of Mount Everest, achieving his quest to climb the highest peaks on seven continents.

The Bellingham Herald reports 50-year-old Dave Mauro was part of a team of 21 people who reached the summit of Everest on Monday in Nepal, according to the International Mountain Guides.

Mauro told the paper before his climb that this achievement makes him one of 65 Americans to achieve the seven summits quest.

He also hoped to raise $29,029 for the Bellingham Boys & Girls Club as part of his latest expedition—one dollar for each foot of the mountain.

His fundraising campaign had raised more than $20,000, as of Tuesday morning.
 

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