Surgeon becomes first Native American to climb Mount Everest

Jacob Weasel first Native American to climb Mount Everest.

By Sam Laskaris Writer Jacob Weasel has some pretty lofty goals. Literally. Weasel is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. He’s also a surgeon at the Monument Health Rapid City Hospital in his state. When he’s not helping others at work, there’s a good chance Weasel is working towards his bucket list of climbing the highest mountains on each continent. His most recent conquest was scaling to the top of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain, which is located between Nepal and Tibet. He is believed to be the first Native American to climb Mount Everest, which is almost 8,900 metres tall. Weasel’s historic climb also benefitted others. His venture raised funds for a non-profit organization, the Wopila Project, which is aiming to build a…

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