It’s been about six months since the amazing Everest and Teen Kala Patthar expeditions and we are still feeing the excitement here at Climb7.
Michael Moniz, who is also the CEO of Circadence Corporation, wrote a great post on the Circadence blog about the lessons learned from the climb and how they apply to business and leadership. He was also featured in Ross Fraser’s article “This is Your Brain. This is Your Brain at Altitude” on the science and effect of altitude and brain cells in the Boulder Weekly.
Matt gave the keynote address on “PHA Tomorrow: Scaling Mountains to Achieve Our Dreams” on the final day of the Pulmonary Hypertension Associations 10th National Conference to an audience of doctors, patients and caregivers.
Inspired to do something for the people of Nepal, Matt and five of his friends created Teens Against Trafficking and raised $12,800 to prevent girl trafficking in the Himalaya. The event was part the American Himalayan Foundation’s Project: Stop Girl Trafficking.
Matt went on to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout in September. This is the highest level of advancement in the Boy Scout and requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership.
Congratulations to both Matt and Michael Moniz for keeping the spirit of the climb alive!