A Massachusetts mother daughter duo are gearing up for their steepest challenge yet: climbing Mount Everest.
The occasion? Mother's Day!
Julia Sweet and her 82-year-old mother Hanni Myers will spend 17 days trekking through Lower Everest.
That equates to five to seven miles per day, reaching altitudes of nearly 14-thousand feet.
While the duo have hiked together before, they know their latest adventure may also be their toughest yet--with less oxygen, barometric pressure changes and hours of hiking each day.
However, both women are prepared for the challenge.
Hanni even took a "Fit Over 40" training class to help her fulfill one of her lifelong dreams.
I always had two fantasies. One was to buy a Mini Cooper and the other was to go trekking, so I didn't buy the Mini Cooper.
In addition to their gear, Hanni and Julia will be donating items to the Nepal Youth Foundation when they arrive.
Their hope is to inspire people of all walks of life to go hiking and have fun.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.