Keene State College grad taking science study to new heights on Mount Everest
Keene State College graduate Jake St. Pierre is pictured on Lobuche peak, Nepal, in 2013 at about 21,000 feet. St. Pierre, of Concord, is also a Bow police officer. (Courtesy)
"It's a cool earth-friendly project, and I'm happy to be a part of it," St. Pierre said Monday.
Lhoste is the fourth highest peak of Mount Everest.
This will be his third trip to Nepal and plans for the climb mean it will be his highest climb of Everest so far, he said.
"Life is too short not to follow your dream. I've been reading about Everest since I was a little kid. I just love the history of it," he said.
St. Pierre is an avid climber and trains others to meet their climbing goals through his personal trainer service Juggernaut Summit Performance. St. Pierre is also a police officer in Bow.
Pollution is causing the glaciers to melt at a faster rate, which poses the danger of potential floods in Nepal, he said.
The scientific expedition will take up to 65 days, he said, and he has taken out a $10,000 loan to fund it, but it is a passion of his he wants to pursue and knows will open up opportunities for him.
St. Pierre is looking for sponsors to fund the trip and has started a Go Fund Me online fundraiser. You can find out more about his trip at his website at jsp1924.com.
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