This is the story of Mera, an adorable dog who ended up becoming the first dog ever to have climbed a 23,000 ft peak in the Himalayas! So, the interesting incident took place in Nepal , where a group of trekkers became friends with a female stray called Mera, who appeared to be a cross between a Tibetan mastiff and a Himalayan sheepdog.
Mera, the courageous dog
Surprisingly, Mera conquered the mighty Baruntse peak in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal, just south of Mount Everest, without any assistance! Apart from a brief zipline down a short section in the mountains. The news of a canine scaling 23,389 ft Baruntse spread like a wildfire in the region and people started searching about it.
So according to the Himalayan Database, there hasn’t been a dog scaling an expedition peak in Nepal before Mera. In some cases, there have been dogs at Everest Base Camp, which is 17,600 ft and some have reached Khumbu Icefall at 21,300 feet. But this was exceptional!
As per the trekkers group, Mera possessed an extraordinary level of confidence. She tagged along with a Seattle-based mountain guide, Don Wargowsky, and reached the summit without any help or much food. He was the one who named her Mera as the trekker met the beautiful doggo just after finishing their trek to Mera Peak (21,247 ft).
Choosing her human
It was like she chose Wargowsky to be her human as so many trekkers passed and tried to persuade her but she did not go with anyone else. From that point the two were inseparable. They shared food and tent too. And now Wargowsky considers her his lucky charm.
She definitely is a strong headed dog to have survived chilly wind and minus 20 degree temperature. While trekkers were all covered up in heavy winter suits, Mera had nothing on her. Her toenails were broken, her feet were all bloodied but she never gave up and did the undoable!
She is a true blue inspiration, even for humans. Source Link
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