Gorilla Climbs Everest

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Gorilla Climbs Everest is reaching new heights in helping to conserve mountain and lowland gorillas.

As the Executive Director of the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Society of Canada, Raemonde Bezenar's goal is to raise awareness and funding for students pursuing a university education in veterinary medicine.

The goal is to trek 12 days to Everest Base Camp and then participate in the 60 Km Extreme Ultra Everest Marathon on May 29, 2018.

"I am training extensively, climbing to 17,600 feet at Everest base camp and participating in the 60 km Extreme Ultra Marathon, all to raise funds for the survival of gorillas", says Raemonde.

With approximately 880 mountain gorillas left in the world and the decline of lowland gorillas, conservation is key.  The loss of even a few individuals impacts their kin, social groups and genetic diversity. That's why preserving gorillas and helping people that influence their habitat is important. 

"Gorillas are 98.25% the same DNA as humans and share many of the same characteristics. If you have ever seen gorillas in their natural habitat or have always admired them, then you understand how vital it is to keep them healthy."

Please help, so that we can create doctors for this most charismatic species, the Gorilla.

100% of your donation will go directly to advance education in veterinary medicine.

The trip is self-financed.

Please donate today!

Thank you 
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“Trek to Everest Base Camp”
Day 10 - Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche 16,164 feet.

On our way to Lobuche we stopped at a memorial for people who have died on there way to or from the summit of Mount Everest. Many people died on the way back after reaching the summit.

In the movie Everest, Scott Eugene Fischer was one of the men that died on Everest.
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Arrived in Nepal a couple days ago. Today our team is flying to Lukla to begin our trek to Everest base camp.
The participants for this marathon are from 30 countries.
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Just over 1 week to go and I am leaving for Nepal.
My gorilla suit is getting tailored for this very special event.
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