On May 23, 2009 at 8:30 a.m., Living Fuel champion Lori Schneider stood on top of the world! Her journey began with twelve months of intense preparation and training. She began the actual climb from Everest Base Camp on April 14, 2009, and after five weeks of acclimatizing to the high attitude and difficult climbing, she reached Camp Four at 26,000 feet (8,000 meters).
Summit Day began May 22nd at 10:00 p.m. Lori and her team reached the 29,035 foot (8,850 meter) summit of Mount Everest after a grueling 10 ½ hour climb in minus four degree cold, 60 mile-per-hour winds and virtual white-out conditions. She stood on top of the world for ten minutes and then began her descent - another dangerous six hours down out of the treacherous Death Zone, where 80% of Everest climbing accidents occur. Lori and her team arrived back safely at Everest Base Camp on May 25th ending the 51-day adventure.
Only the most accomplished climbers can say that they have stood atop Everest and only the very best of these athletes complete the amazing Seven Summits challenge - reaching the highest peak on each of the seven continents. Mt. Everest was Lori's seventh summit and she is now among the climbing elite and one of only 25 women in history to reach all Seven Summits.
While this would be a remarkable accomplishment for anyone, what’s even more incredible is that
52 year-old Lori was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1999. Since then, she has pushed on with a “no excuses” attitude, committing herself to an inspirational training regimen and incorporating LivingFuel into her diet.
Lori says, “Living Fuel is the highest quality product I’ve ever found. The ingredient list is phenomenal and it tastes great! I was proud to display the Living Fuel flag on top of Mount Everest.” Lori and her team could only stay on the summit for ten minutes because of the brutal cold and biting wind, but they were there long enough to snap this photograph. Look closely under the Living Fuel logo on the flag and see where she added the inspirational text “Fuel Your Body, Live Your Dreams”.