A South Florida resident attempts to climb Mount Everest ... and it's all for a good cause.
Nelson Dellis is CEO & Founder of Climb For Memory, Inc., a non-profit organization created to support his endeavor of climbing Mt. Everest in order to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease research.
The objective of his climb is not only to reach the highest peak in the world, but also to teach others the memory skills he has been practicing for years as a champion memory athlete, in hopes that it will further awaken people’s interest in mental training and Alzheimer’s prevention.
The University of Miami graduate is also an advocate and supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter.
He is set to depart on April 1st and is going to climb Mount Everest from the North Side.
Having been thwarted just 280 vertical feet from the summit in 2011, Dellis will be back and more determined than ever to plant the Climb For Memory flag at the top of the world.
To add to the challenge, he will be testing his memory all the way up the mountain for the sake of memory research.
Mt. Everest is the earth’s highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 meters (29,029 ft.) above sea level.
Follow Dellis' journey on his Facebook page.