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Coloradans summit Mount Everest; one shows Broncos pride

By: Chuck Hickey, Fox 31 Denver
May 24, 2016 Updated: May 24, 2016 at 11:04 am
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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.

Red more at kdvr.com.

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