15-year-old joins in on climb to base camp on Everest
Updated: Monday, March 25 2013, 06:33 PM EDT
NEPAL (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Nothing is holding back an Oregon teen who is helping mount an expedition to the peak of Everest.
15-year-old Eli Reimer and his dad joined a group of ambitious people on a climb to the base camp of Mount Everest in Nepal.
The very bold teen is the first person with down syndrome to climb the mountain.
In addition, Eli made the climb to raise money and awareness for disabled children.
The milestone came just before World Down Syndrome Day, which was Thursday.