Eli Reimer, 15, from Bend, is back in the states after being the first teen with Down syndrome to reach Everest Base Camp.
Eli, his dad, Justin, and six other climbers made the journey to raise money for The Elisha Foundation and children with disabilities. The Reimers trained in the Cascades for a year before making the 70-mile hike in the Himalayan mountains. The trek to the South Base Camp in Nepaul, which sits at 17,600, took 19 days to complete.
Congratulations on your awesome accomplishment Eli and family! Nice work and welcome home.