Skip to comments.Rescue dog believed to be first canine to reach Mount Everest base camp
Posted on 11/12/2013 6:52:22 PM PST by Innovative
Rupee was hour away from dying when Joanne Lefson saved him; trek to 17,598 feet took 10 days and helps raise awareness of dog adoptions.
Rupee, a stray dog that was rescued from a dumpsite in Ladakh, Northern India, and was said to be less than an hour away from death, has become what is believed to be the first dog to reach Mount Everest base camp, located at an elevation of 17,598 feet.
The dog was just 8 months oldstarving, dehydrated, and extremely weakwhen Joanne Lefson adopted the pup, according to the U.K. Daily Mail. She nursed him back to health on a diet of boiled eggs and rice.
Once the dog was healthy, Lefson decided to take Rupee on her trek to Mount Everest.
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Slumdog mountaineer: Former stray that was rescued from a rubbish dump becomes first canine to climb Mount Everest after trekking to base camp Rupee is believed to be first dog officially recorded at base camp
Trekked for ten days to get there with owner Joanne Lefson
Was adopted after she found him as a starving puppy in Indian dump
Nice, heartwarming doggie-ping
God is really amazing AND wonderful, isn't He? He invented and gave us DOGGIES! What a gift.
Well said. :)
Take my word for it - you don’t want to be a dog in India.
The little guy met Alice on a plane, even took a pic with him. Check for it on the Facebook page.
Oh fer the love of....
Now, not only every person but every dog will meet Alice before I do.