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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bend Teen with Down Syndrome Makes it to Everest Base Camp

Posted By on Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Eli Reimer, 15, from Bend, is back in the states after being the first teen with Down syndrome to reach Everest Base Camp.

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  • The Elisha Foundation

Eli, his dad, Justin, and six other climbers made the journey to raise money for The Elisha Foundation and children with disabilities. The Reimers trained in the Cascades for a year before making the 70-mile hike in the Himalayan mountains. The trek to the South Base Camp in Nepaul, which sits at 17,600, took 19 days to complete.

Read more about Eli's journey here.

Congratulations on your awesome accomplishment Eli and family! Nice work and welcome home.

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