SAN FRANCISCO — A Colorado high school history teacher who spent the winter in Idaho was the first person in the U.S. to climb Mount Everest.
And that’s not all.
A woman who grew up in Colorado and now teaches history at the University of Colorado Boulder is among a growing number of people from around the country to make the trek to the mountain, and the number is on the rise.
It all began in the summer of 2014, when a woman called Laura Mathers from her home in Colorado.
She was traveling alone to Nepal with a backpack full of her belongings, including books, jewelry and clothes she purchased for the trip.
She spent nearly three weeks climbing Mount Everest with her husband, David, and their dog.
It was the most dangerous climb in the world.
Mather’s husband, who was the only one in the family, died.
“We were all very emotional about it,” Mather said.
“It was an absolute tragedy.
It was so much fun.
But it was also really hard.
And it was a really scary experience.
This is not a normal winter.
It was like a dark winter.
I mean, it was dark and cold.”
After the couple returned to Colorado, Laura Mater’s husband David, who had never been outside before, asked her if she wanted to go out on the mountain.
But the couple was not the only ones who were going.
After Laura Maverys death, David and his wife, Susan, decided to move to Colorado to begin the climb.
But Laura Matorys death kept them there, too.
They were the first people in the country who had not experienced Everest.
It took three months for Laura Mayer’s husband to die of altitude sickness after the two climbed Mount Everest together in January 2017.
Then, in June 2017, a new wave of climbers started arriving in Colorado, and more people started heading out on Mount Everest alone.
At first, the trek was hard.
Laura Mager’s husband struggled to walk.
The couple struggled to find enough food and water to stay hydrated.
But by the end of July, they were making it to the summit.
It wasn’t the first time Laura Mayers husband had fallen in love with the mountain: She had climbed Mount Rainier in Washington state.
Laura said her husband wanted to try it again.
Laura and David Mayer are still going strong, even as they struggle to keep up with their new trek.
They’re planning to climb Everest together next year.
Their trip is also proving to be the most difficult to prepare for.
They have to prepare the same way everyone else does: They have a lot of gear.
There’s no running water, no food, and no sleeping bags.
They’ve been hiking for about six months now.
But there are things they can do differently, like not using tents.
David and Laura Millerys two dogs, Blue and Red, have become a big part of their expedition.
They’ll take turns sleeping on the floor, sleeping in the same sleeping bag.
And there’s a bit of a challenge to be prepared for their dog, Blue, who is 6 months old.
We’ll go down in the snow, in the rain, and out in the open, they say.
I want to keep her safe, Laura said.
And we’re also going to use our dogs as much as possible.
They don’t need to be on their own.
We can’t let them go out in snow and rain.
As their trek continues, Laura says she’s learning to adapt to the weather.
The temperatures have been freezing to -25 degrees Fahrenheit.
So when they do make it to their summit, they’re not going to be able to take their sleeping bags and clothing, because the cold will keep them warm.
They plan to pack their dogs into sleeping bags, so they can have food, water and plenty of snacks.
Laura Mayer said she’ll be keeping up her physical fitness.
She said she’s eating more than her husband and is trying to eat better.
Her husband David Mayers death was the hardest part, but he’s still happy to be alive.
He said it’s been the hardest thing for him to watch his wife fall in love, and he has to live with that for the rest of his life.
He said he’s proud of her for going out on this trip.
He’s proud to have made it to his final summit.
Laura said her goal is to climb the mountain alone.
She hopes to climb to the top of Mount Everest by the time her husband passes away.