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At the same time as two Thai women died trekking in the Himalayas, a 7 and a half year old boy from Phuket became what is believed to be the youngest Thai person ever to reach Mount Everest Base Camp. Young Gus made the trek along with his parents earlier this month. The team reached Mount Everest Base Camp 5,340 metres above sea level on November 14. For a boy not quite 8 years old, the achievement of reaching the Mount Everest Base Camp that few people ever see in their lifetime was an excitement that he wanted to share. […]

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2 hours ago, HiuMak said:

Amazing. Way to Go Gus. 

No, its dumb.  To expose such a young child, still developing and used to living at sea level. , to the 18,000 plus altitude, risking cerebral or pulmonary edema, is nothing short of child abuse. Some die at much lower altitudes than that each year.  He is young and has lots of time for this type of activity.  

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