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Fulfilling An 88-Year Pledge



British mountaineer, Kenton Cool, plans to take an Olympic gold medal to the top of Mt. Everest.

In 1922, a British expedition made the first serious attempt to summit the tallest peak on Earth. The team came just 500 meters from the summit, and seven lives were lost along the way.

At the following Olympic Games, each was given a gold medal in honor of the attempt. One member of the expedition, Lt-Col. Edward Strutt, pledged that one of their medals would be taken to the summit of the mountain.

88 years later, Strutt’s pledge still hasn’t been fulfilled, but Kenton Cool plans to change that this year. Cool, who has summited Everest nine (nine!) times, certainly seems to be the man for the job.

Please, no “cool” jokes.

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