Parker Tops Everest

Now he’s climbed them all. High altitude mountain climber Bruce Parker made it to the top of Mount Everest at about 10 p.m. Friday night Mountain Daylight Time. On a borrowed satellite phone, Parker told his wife Janet he was still on oxygen and understandably very tired, the weather was windy and very cold but he told her he felt good because now he has reached the top of the highest peaks of all seven continents.Before he left Logan on March 25th Parker was interviewed by Craig Hislop on KVNU’s For the People program. He said he had been dreaming about it for decades but in 1999 he climbed the first of the biggies, Mount McKinley after talking to former Cache County Attorney Scott Wyatt.”He was also a climber and he and I got together with a few other local people here in the valley, Shawn Sorenson and Tom Lachbar, and went up and climbed that mountain. Just had a great time and got the bug to do some more.”Janet Parker says Bruce told her he has a long, steep descent ahead of him that could be very dangerous but they are both excited about his accomplishment so far.

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