EVEREST: Friendship Beyond Borders Expedition

First Attempt, One Artificial Leg, Trained Enroute, Summit Success

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2004 Awards:
Best Expeditions of 2004

Special recognition to Nawang Sherpa and Friendship Beyond Borders Expedition

Our Story

The Bionic Mountaineer
Nawang Sherpa of Nepal is the first person to climb Mount Everest using a prosthetic leg. Since childhood he dreamed of finding an opportunity to some day climb Everest.

True love beyond borders ... Congratulations to our team member Pem Dorjee and his bride Moni on their marriage atop Mount Everest on May 30th !

"People are people so there's no problem about caste"
    --Pem Dorjee Sherpa ...

                        Photo courtesy of Associated Press

What's Next?
Our Mission
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Nawang will be in the US this fall ...learn more

Tom McMillan, the American mountaineer who shared his Everest opportunity to help Nawang and Pem Dorjee achieve their dreams.

"On behalf of our entire team, we send Pem Dorjee and Moni our heartiest congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy life climbing together.

By overcoming terrible conditions on Everest this year, their love, marriage, and climbing success all dramatically symbolize....more


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Ideal weather on Summit Day, May 16th 2004
View of Makalu from the summit of Mount Everest