Dr. Eric Meyer, a ColdAvenger athlete, and Chhiring Dorje Sherpa are leading a group of US Armed Forces and the American300 tour to the summit of Japan’s highest peak, Mount Fuji. The group plans to push for the summit of Mount Fuji at dawn on July 4th, US Independence Day.
American300 is a charitable and educational program which sponsors activities aimed at motivating and honoring our service members, their families and the communities that they live and operate in. Rob Powers, founder of American300 says of Mount Fuji, “Mount Fuji is a well-known symbol of Japan and the perfect location to honor our fallen heroes during the Mount Fuji Sunrise Summit.” American300 is recognized by the Department of Defense of Armed Forces Entertainment as a great supporting organization that helps morale, welfare and entertainment for service members stationed in combat, hardship and remote locations.
Meyer and Chhiring Dorje Sherpa plan to lead the group near the peak on July 3rd with plans to ascend the summit at dawn on July 4th taking in the sunrise on America’s Independence Day.
In 2008, Dr. Meyer and Chhiring Dorje were on K2 during the the most devastating disaster in history. Dr. Meyer was the only medical doctor on the mountain. Both climbers are world-renowned have extensive experience leading expeditions and climbs. Dr. Meyer sits on several nonprofit medical foundations and is the senior medical adviser to American300. Chhiring Dorje is one of the most recognized high-altitude climbers and holds the record for most Mt. Everest summits in one season at three.
“We are excited to have two professional and well versed mountaineers visit the Marines and Sailors of Camp Fuji to celebrate on our great nation’s birthday,” commented Captain Kenneth Tarr, US Marine Corp, Camp Fuji. “It is a historic moment and a rare opportunity to climb Mount Fuji with Chhirring and Dr. Myer to witness a sunrise on Japan’s most sacred landmark; something that none of us will ever forget.”
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Good luck team! Can’t wait to see pictures of the sunrise summit of Mount Fuji!