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Oregon Teen Becomes First Down Syndrome Mount Everest Climber

By: Elisha Foundation Handout/CNN
By: Elisha Foundation Handout/CNN

A teen from Oregon is celebrating after becoming the first person with Down syndrome to climb to the base camp of Mount Everest.

15-year-old Eli Reimer and his father, Justin, made the climb to raise money and awareness for disabled children.

And they shared this video of their adventure.

The father says when everyone else was dragging, his son led the way to base camp.

The milestone came just before World Down Syndrome Day, which was Thursday.

The father and son are now back in the states.

They arrived from Nepal Friday night to find a crowd of supporters waiting for them at Los Angeles International Airport.


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