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Check out some pictures from Matt's journey below! We will continue to update you along the way!

Horter Investment Management is all about giving back to local heroes. We are honored to be sponsoring Matt Brennan and his quest of climbing the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest.

 


 

Matt Brennan’s timeline to the top of Mount Everest

Matt’s Arrival

March 28, 2018

Matt arrives in Kathmandu, Nepal after a 33 hour plane trip.

Team Picture

March 30, 2018

Team Picture

The picture above is Matt and his team who will be climbing the tallest mountain the world, Mount Everest.

Matt arrives in Lukla

March 30, 2018

Matt arrives in Lukla

“And it begins! Just arrived in Lukla. On to the next stop.” – Matt Brennan

Matt arrives in Namche Bazaar

April 1, 2018

Matt arrives in Namche Bazaar

11,300’ feet, “Big day today. 6 hours and over 3,000’ of vertical gain.” – Matt Brennan

Matt arrives in Thame

April 4, 2018

Matt arrives in Thame

“Greetings from Thame. Home of Lakpa Rita Sherpa, 15 times Everest summiter and base camp manager. 12,500’ feet.” – Matt Brennan

Matt arrives in Pheriche

April 6, 2018

Matt arrives in Pheriche

“Greetings from Pheriche! We are at 14,300’ feet working our way up. The trek is a grind but the rewards are awesome. Rest day tomorrow followed by our next move to 16,500’. We are getting closer to the target!” – Matt Brennan

Matt arrives in Lobuche

April 9, 2018

Matt arrives in Lobuche

“Greetings from Lobuche. We arrived yesterday a little weary and feeling the altitude. We are at 16,500’. Today we had an “off” day which meant we went for a 3 hour hike to 17,200 and captured views of Basecamp. We end our trek tomorrow as we officially reach the mountain and begin the process of climbing to the top of the world.” – Matt Brennan

Matt arrives at Base Camp #1

April 11, 2018

Matt arrives at Base Camp #1

“Greetings from Base Camp and 17,500’. The famous Khumbu Ice Fall is in full bloom as our the surrounding peaks. We’re tired and need rest and need to get our bodies acclimated to this altitude. And yes it’s cold.” – Matt Brennan

Base Camp Tour

April 12, 2018

Base Camp Tour

“Base camp tour. Our home for the next 6 weeks. Plush by expedition standards with a bathroom, shower tent (I showered today Mom), dining tent, cook tent and amazing views. Looks like our first rotation will start on April 21 so until then rest and training.” – Matt Brennan

Good morning from 18,500’

April 20, 2018

Good morning from 18,500’

“Good morning from 18,500’. We are in a holding pattern, training and resting -trying to stay healthy. We hiked to Pumori basecamp and were rewarded with fantastic views of the mountain including the Lhotse face, South Col and summit. Our guides Ben Jones, Eric Murphy and Jangbu Sherpa left at 4:00 am this morning to check out the icefall and Camp

* All information from the timeline above is from Matt Brennan’s Mount Everest Facebook page

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Matt’s Arrival

March 28, 2018

Matt arrives in Kathmandu, Nepal after a 33 hour plane trip.

Team Picture

March 30, 2018

Team Picture

The picture above is Matt and his team who will be climbing the tallest mountain the world, Mount Everest.

Matt arrives in Lukla

March 30, 2018

Matt arrives in Lukla

“And it begins! Just arrived in Lukla. On to the next stop.” – Matt Brennan

Matt arrives in Namche Bazaar

April 1, 2018

Matt arrives in Namche Bazaar

11,300’ feet, “Big day today. 6 hours and over 3,000’ of vertical gain.” – Matt Brennan

Matt arrives in Thame

April 4, 2018

Matt arrives in Thame

“Greetings from Thame. Home of Lakpa Rita Sherpa, 15 times Everest summiter and base camp manager. 12,500’ feet.” – Matt Brennan

Matt arrives in Pheriche

April 6, 2018

Matt arrives in Pheriche

“Greetings from Pheriche! We are at 14,300’ feet working our way up. The trek is a grind but the rewards are awesome. Rest day tomorrow followed by our next move to 16,500’. We are getting closer to the target!” – Matt Brennan

Matt arrives in Lobuche

April 9, 2018

Matt arrives in Lobuche

“Greetings from Lobuche. We arrived yesterday a little weary and feeling the altitude. We are at 16,500’. Today we had an “off” day which meant we went for a 3 hour hike to 17,200 and captured views of Basecamp. We end our trek tomorrow as we officially reach the mountain and begin the process of climbing to the top of the world.” – Matt Brennan

Matt arrives at Base Camp #1

April 11, 2018

Matt arrives at Base Camp #1

“Greetings from Base Camp and 17,500’. The famous Khumbu Ice Fall is in full bloom as our the surrounding peaks. We’re tired and need rest and need to get our bodies acclimated to this altitude. And yes it’s cold.” – Matt Brennan

Base Camp Tour

April 12, 2018

Base Camp Tour

“Base camp tour. Our home for the next 6 weeks. Plush by expedition standards with a bathroom, shower tent (I showered today Mom), dining tent, cook tent and amazing views. Looks like our first rotation will start on April 21 so until then rest and training.” – Matt Brennan

Good morning from 18,500’

April 20, 2018

Good morning from 18,500’

“Good morning from 18,500’. We are in a holding pattern, training and resting -trying to stay healthy. We hiked to Pumori basecamp and were rewarded with fantastic views of the mountain including the Lhotse face, South Col and summit. Our guides Ben Jones, Eric Murphy and Jangbu Sherpa left at 4:00 am this morning to check out the icefall and Camp 1 and report excellent conditions. Our guides are the best on the mountain and

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4 days ago

Horter Investment Management, LLC

Today was our Puja ceremony whereby we asked “Chomolunga” or Mother Goddess of the Earth for permission to climb and for her blessing and safety. An extremely emotional event given the he fact the ceremony was held in the shadow of the Khumbu Icefall where in 2014, many of our Sherpa lost relatives in the icefall collapse. I have no shame in the fact I spent most of the ceremony wiping away tears. We are cleared to climb now. #becauseitmeanssomething, #dreambig, #itsmorethanamountain, #itsonlywalkinguphill. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Horter Investment Management, LLC

Greetings from basecamp. Today I’m honoring my niece Janie Bordinhao who up until last May was a healthy vibrant mid-twenties school teacher who had just returned from Thailand. Within weeks after her return she was diagnosed with leukemia and has bravely fought the battle and is winning. Top of the world to you Janie. I love you. #janiestrong, #kickcancersass, #itsonlywalkinguphill. ... See MoreSee Less

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