We at VRHabilis love adventure so we just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to sponsor Tom’s nephew, Max O’Meara, in his quest to climb Mount Everest. On May 22, 2010, Max reached the 29,000 foot summit of Everest amid freezing temperatures and winds in excess of 50 mph.
O’Meara, a 2008 high school graduate, trained for a year leading up to the Everest trip including the climb of an 18,000 foot mountain in Mexico, a 20,000 foot mountain in Ecuador and a 23,000 foot mountain in Argentina. On April 2, 2010, Max finally embarked on a two-month journey from Tibet and reported his progress on his blog, maxomeara.blogspot.com. Due to GPS (Global Positioning System) we were also able to track his location during the climb.
The first person to reach the summit of Everest was Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand, in May 1953. We’re very proud of Max and his accomplishments at such a young age is future’s so bright, he’s got to wear shades!”