A Colorado woman showed her spirit by taking a Denver Broncos flag to the summit of Mount Everest.
Kim Hess posted a photo of the triumphant moment on Instagram.
As the Dali lama put it, "the purpose of our lives is to be happy". May 21st at 5:04am as the sun peaked above the horizon and the full moon went to sleep in the west, I found my happy. I danced on the summit of Mt Everest (29,034ft). I pushed my body further than I knew possible and after patiently waiting for the stars to align my soul touched the sky. Thank you Mt Everest for opening your door, inviting me in to visit, and letting me stay awhile. Thanks for all the love, support and prayers. Mission accomplished! Go Broncos! @korbel_1882 || @bigagnes_ || @smartwool || @sweetwoodcattle ||@westoneaudio || @honeystinger || @shejumps || @broncos || @manic4life || @steamboatresort
"I find it ironic how the things that scare us can also be the most thrilling experience tied into one. Climbing Mt. Everest is much like that, it intimidates me everyday yet I can’t seem to get enough of it," Hess wrote in a blog post.
Hess suffered through a bout of bronchitis during her ascent, but that didn't stop her.
"Efficiency is key at altitude and I knew every time I had a coughing fit was depleting my body of precious energy. I felt rotten," Hess stated in a blog post dated May 7. "One step. Five deep breathes (sic). Next step. Three deep breathes (sic)."
But Hess has some serious "horse power."
Basecamp has been established and I'm happy to report the flags are flying high from my tent at 17,500ft! Welcome to Nepal Colorado and the Denver Broncos! 2016/2017 season tickets? **The new blog is up: http://www.kimhessclimbs.com/an-uninvited-guest/ ???????????? #Colorado #coloradogirl #everest2016 #liveauthentically #basecamp #nepal #wanderlust #girltribe #findyourwings #football #superbowlchamps || @broncos || @shejumps || @bigagnes_ || @honeystinger || @westoneaudio ||
Hess lives in Steamboat Springs but is from Greenwood Village, according to her Facebook profile.
We love her Colorado pride!