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Local Police Chief Lorentzen scales Mt. Everest



Lake Stevens Police Chief, Dan Lorentzen, makes it to Base Camp at Mount Everest. Looks like he can check this off his bucket list

A few facts about Mt. Everest:

Everest is the highest

mountainon Earth, with it’s elevation at 29,029 feet. The first recorded ascenders were Tenzing Norgay and (Sir) Edmund Hillary on May 29, 1953. Although Tenzing had climbed (28,199 ft) the

previous year as a member of the 1952 Swiss expedition. Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand

mountaineer, explorer and

philanthropist. Both Tenzizng and Hillary were named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential people of the 20th century.

The international border

between China and Nepal runs across the precise

summit point. Mount Everest is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas.

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