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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

First Dog Up Mount Everest

These amazing picture emerged today, via Caters News Agency, of the first dog to climb Mount Everest... and he's super cute!

Rupee the dog, named after the Indian currency, was found by his owner, Ms Lefson, starving in a slum in India. She nursed him back to health before taking him with her on a trek to the Mount Everest Base Camp.

The Mount Everest Base Camp, which sits in the heart of the Himalayas, is 17,000 feet above sea level! Whilst that isn't the top of the mountain, it's believed that Rupee is the first dog that has made it that far.

Ms Lefson was quoted as saying that Rupee is "...a fine example of what can be achieved when a homeless dog is given a second chance."

We think Rupee is one of the cutest dogs we've ever seen - what a hero!