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C of I alumnus scales Mount Everest

The College of Idaho encourages its students to climb higher and do more. This spring, alumnus Samuel Elias (Class of 2004) is climbing to extreme heights as part of a National Geographic expedition that will reach the summit of Mount Everest this week, likely Thursday.  

Elias is a professional climber who has scaled some of the world’s most daunting and exhilarating peaks. As a student at The College of Idaho, Elias studied art and biology while pursuing his passion for the mountains as a member of the Coyote ski and snowboard team. Elias is a native of Detroit, Mich. 

See photos and updates from Elias’ current trek through the Himalayas on his Facebook page or follow live coverage of the National Geographic team’s breathtaking Mount Everest adventure online at http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/everest/.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.