Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Three Dominicans Climb to Mount Everest

Dominicans traveled to the Himalayan Mountains to meet their goal of becoming the first citizens of his country to reach the mountain of Mount Everest.

Ivan Gomez, Karim Mella and Federico Jovine and left on the Iberia Airlines flight bound for Madrid, Spain.

The three young Dominicans on a journey of approximately 60 days where he began training to acclimatise the body to then take to the summit of Everest.

During the farewell ceremony at the Airport Las Americas, Ivan Gomez recalled that climb Everest "because Dominicans can. "

"We're going to climb Mount Everest and crown not only to conquer a personal goal, but to send a message to the Dominican youth that we can achieve great things when we are suggested" he said.

The three climbers have completed intensive months of training, mainly up twice a month to Pico Duarte, the highest mountain in the Caribbean islands and located in central Dominican Republic.

Mount Everest is the highest mountain above sea level, with 8 thousand 848 meters.

It is located in the Himalayas in Asia, and marks the border between Nepal and China.

The mountain was named Mount Everest after Sir George Everest, British geographer, in 1865.

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