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Dominicans reached the Everest summit

The Dominican expedition to climb Mount Everest is on its way back home after two of its members reached the summit of the world’s highest mountain.

The International Mountain Guide expedition support company announced that yesterday, the teams celebrated the conquest of the Everest.The team is known locally as the Grupo Excelsior.

In the early hours of Saturday May 21 (local time), Karim Mella became the first Dominican to conquer Mount Everest and post the Dominican flag at the top.

Next was Ivan Gomez. A third team member, Federico Jovine, did not make it after experiencing technical problems with his oxygen mask.

He was 300 meters from the top. The south side climb of the mountain, up 8,850 meters (29,035 feet) began on 28 March and the men, who were accompanied by a doctor, Julio de Pena, are now on their way down.

Source: Dominican Republic Live

Category: DR News |

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Last updated October 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM
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