you're reading...

Marietta Man Climbs Mount Everest

As reported by the Marietta Daily Journal, a Marietta native is now the fourth man in history to have climbed both Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse in less than 24 hours.

Michael Grigsby, 42, joins an exclusive group of only nine climbers who have completed the amazing feat.

About 3,500 people have successfully climbed Mount Everest, known as the world’s tallest mountain, with a peak at 29,029 feet about sea level. Only 300 climbers have made the 27, 605 feet to the top of Lhotse, which is connected to Everest but considered much more dangerous than its taller counterpart.

Grigsby owns Marietta-based North American Container Corp. and is married with two daughters.

The Walton High School graduate began the climb with 12 people, but two had to be evacuated for medical reasons.

Training for the climb took about two and a half years, and Grigsby says he plans to keep trekking more mountains in the future.

Click here to read the full story.


About newsouthpublishing

For twenty-eight years New South Publishing, Inc. has been providing exciting, innovative custom publishing solutions to a broad range of local and national clients. Whether creating dynamic new magazines or revitalizing existing ones, our comprehensive editorial, design, production and sales team will help make your ideal publication a reality from concept to doorstep. Our Services Include: Advertising Sales Planning Editorial Production Photography Design Printing Circulation Distribution Mailing For additional information on magazines or custom publishing call 770.650.1102 ext.124 New South Publishing Inc. 450 Northridge Parkway • Suite 202 Atlanta, GA 30350 Phone: 770.650.1102 Fax: 770.650.2848


No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Read the current issue

%d bloggers like this: