President-Eelct Jonathan Nez congratulated two members of the Navajo Nation who will be taking on the challenge in climbing one of most deadliest mountains in the world.

The air is so thin on mount Everest, they will need to take weeks acclimating to the high altitude and training before ascending to the summit of Mount Everest.

According to Live Science, Mount Everest is 29,029 feet (8,848 meters) above sea level, and is the highest mountain on Earth. Located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, the mountain’s summit straddles the border separating China and Nepal.

The biggest challenge climbers face is Altitude sickness, weather and wind are the major roadblocks to making the summit for most climbers. according to Live Science.


We send a special shoutout to Tashonnie Touchin (left in photo) and Adam Lynn (right in photo) who began a long and challenging journey to climb Mount Everest! Tashonnie is the son of Charlie and Lily Touchin from Coppermine, Arizona. Adam is the son of Phil and Emma Lynn also from Coppermine, Arizona.

Taking on such a challenging feat takes tremendous courage, skill, and strength. They will spend weeks acclimating to the high altitude and training before ascending to the summit of Mount Everest.

Tashonnie and Adam, we thank you for being an inspiration for our Diné youth across the Navajo Nation. Navajo people are capable of accomplishing anything if we put our hearts and minds to it. Climbing Mount Everest is also a lifetime goal of Vice President Jonathan Nez. We wish each of you a safe and successful journey and we look forward to welcoming you home!

The Navajo Post Newspaper is a newspaper that covers the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. the Navajo Nation.