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Six done just one more to go


November 23, 2017

Dakota Kuhns/Western Nebraska Observer

Chris Bombardier shares his story with Hemophilia to folks at the Kimball Public Library last Firday evening

A quest of all seven summits

Colorado native Chris Bombardier who suffers from Hemophilia type B is reaching his goals one climb at a time.

Hemophilia is when blood can't clot properly, excessive bleeding (internal and external) occurs after any injury or damage. Symptoms can include many large or deep bruises, joint pain and swelling. Treatments now include injections of a clotting factor or plasma.

After his college Baseball career ended at Doane University in Crete, Bombardier wanted to find another athletic activity he was just as passionate about, once back in Colorado he started climbing.

Little did he know a work trip to Kenya, Africa in 2011 with doctors to help educate others with Hemophilia, this would be the start to a whole new life experience. Bombardier decided since Mount Kilimanjaro was so close to where he was working that would be his first real summit climb.

Since then Bombardier has tackled five other summits, Aconcagua, in South America, Mount McKinley, of North America Carstensz Pyramid, Oceania, and of course Mount Everest, Asia.

Bombardier will travel to Antarctica to climb Vinson Massif next, his journey will begin Christmas Day.

Once Bombardier is finished with this last trip he will have concurred climbing the tallest peak in each of the seven continents of the world.


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