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Lexington man on final leg of trip to Mount Everest

Martin Douthitt, 65, of Breathitt County needs only to climb Mount Everest to achieve his dream of  scaling the Seven  Summits — the tallest mountains on each  continent.
Martin Douthitt, 65, of Breathitt County needs only to climb Mount Everest to achieve his dream of scaling the Seven Summits — the tallest mountains on each continent.

Martin Douthitt is on the final leg of his trip to Mount Everest.

Douthitt, who left Lexington Friday, arrived in Katmandu, Nepal, and is ready to fly to the tiny airport a Lukla on Wednesday to begin the long hike to Everest, according to information posted Tuesday afternoon on the website of International Mountain Guides in Ashford, Wa.

The posting included a photograph of Douthitt and other climbers.

The walk from Lukla to the Everest base camp should take about 12 days, according to an itinerary posted by the guide service.

Kentucky friends Dale Torok, Robert Cornett, Robert Dungan and Mary Clay are accompanying Douthitt as far as the base camp.

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