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SSTI Sponsors Try for Everest

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Veteran mountain climber Greg Paul is attempting Mt. Everest in May after undergoing his second total knee replacement. SmartStop Self Storage and Ortho Development Corp are helping Paul finance preparatory climbs, air travel, the expedition itself, and other expenses. Paul left for Nepal in late March and will join a climbing team led by Phurba Tashi Sherpa, who holds the record for the most Everest summits at 21. The party will climb the south (Nepal) side of the mountain on the route first pioneered by Sir Edmund Hillary. To his knowledge, Paul will be the first person to attempt to summit Everest with two artificial knees. 

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