As the Dali lama put it, "the purpose of our lives is to be happy". May 21st at 5:04am as the sun peaked above the horizon and the full moon went to sleep in the west, I found my happy. I danced on the summit of Mt Everest (29,034ft). I pushed my body further than I knew possible and after patiently waiting for the stars to align my soul touched the sky. Thank you Mt Everest for opening your door, inviting me in to visit, and letting me stay awhile. Thanks for all the love, support and prayers. Mission accomplished! Go Broncos! @korbel_1882 || @bigagnes_ || @smartwool || @sweetwoodcattle ||@westoneaudio || @honeystinger || @shejumps || @broncos || @manic4life || @steamboatresort
KATHMANDU, Nepal — Three Coloradans have reached the summit of Mount Everest in the past few days and one woman showed her Broncos pride at the top of the world.
Kim Hess, who lives in Steamboat Springs but is from Glenwood Springs, unfurled a Broncos flag after reaching the top of Everest on Saturday and posted a photo to Instagram.
On Tuesday, Corey Richards of Boulder reached the summit without supplemental oxygen. Richards’ teammate, Adrian Ballinger, had to turn back near the summit because he was too cold.
Chad Peele of Ridgway also reached the summit overnight. And Melissa Arnot became the first American woman to summit without supplemental oxygen.