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U.S. Airman From Santee Continues Climb To Everest

U.S. Air Force Capt. Colin Merrin of Santee is a step closer to fulfilling his dream of summiting Mount Everest.

Merrin, a GPS satellite operations mission commander, is part of an Air Force team participating in a 50-day journey to climb Mount Everest.

If they summit, USAF Seven Summits Challenge team members would become the first group of active-duty U.S. service members to reach the top of the ...

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Camp Pendleton Marine Veteran Safe On Everest After Avalanche (Video)

Camp Pendleton Marine veteran Staff Sgt. Charlie Linville, an amputee who lost his leg while disposing of an IED in Afghanistan, is safe on Mount Everest after a deadly avalanche there killed at least 13 people on Friday.

The Associated Press reports Linville, 28, was at Everest Base Camp (17,598 feet) when the avalanche took the lives of 13 sherpas who were preparing the trail for other climbers.

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