One of our favorite pictures: a climber
up high getting ready to go for it in 2004 ©EverestNews.com
Attempt Made to Climb Mount
Everest by 69 Year Old Canadian Man
Canadian businessman, Werner Berger, left for Mount Everest on March 28, 2007
from LAX to summit Mount Everest and begin filming on his new movie, "Meet Me
at the Top." Werner will be gone for 8 weeks as he attempts to become
the oldest North American to ever climb Mount Everest.
In 2006, Werner reached the
summit of Mt. McKinley, North America's highest. This was preceded by
successful summits of Mt. Aconcagua (South America), Mt.Kilimanjaro (Africa),
Mt. Elbrus (Europe), Vinson Massif (Antarctica) and Mt. Kosciuzsko
(Australia). These experiences, in addition to years of training, have
now prepared him for the ultimate challenge, the Mt. Everest expedition.
Werner has found that his age
is not a big factor in his ability to climb and summit mountains. "I believe
that my age has nothing to do with my abilities. I don't even know what
being 69 years old feels like and with the expedition to Mount Everest, I hope
to show people that they can make it to the top of their own health and
wellness goals," Berger said.
Werner Berger is one of those
special people who is looking to help others, and as part of the expedition,
and his life, he is producing the new motion picture, "Meet Me at the Top;" a
film that is both entertaining and educational and speaks to the personal
choices everyone can make when it comes to optimizing health.
The film is being directed by
San Diego resident and filmmaker, Randall Blaum, President of Marketing
Experts International, who recently finished the controversial documentary UR
Pre-Approved, due out in theatres later this year. Meet Me at the Top is
a feature/documentary that will take a deep look into the well-lined pockets
of big drug companies and ask the question. "Why are so many drugs being
prescribed when there are other alternatives?"
Werner has always had a passion for wellness and the outdoors, and took his
first back packing trip into the Himalayas at age of 57. He has never looked
back. He has achieved all his mountain climbing goals to date, and now
has the summit of his life ahead of him. Full of determination, Werner
now works out up to three hours per day and sleeps in a high altitude tent to
ready himself for his attempt of Mount Everest.
For today's busy executives, homemakers, students, and others Werner hopes to
set an example to prove that good health is within everyone's grasp, no matter
their age, or experience. Werner Berger will also be releasing a book on
how he maintains a healthy lifestyle and how he has prepared to climb the
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