Faulstich Challenges Mount Everest

By Logan Hall

Experts say that if a person were picked up at sea level, and dropped on the summit of Mount Everest, they would die within minutes.

This is the environment that surrounds high altitude mountaineers in their quests to stand atop the world's tallest peaks. Ojai native Briana Faulstich is going to attempt to join the elite group of climbers who have reached the top of Everest.
At 17 years old, if she succeeds, she will become the youngest American female to make the summit of the highest peak in the world.

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