Meet Rupee the first Dog to climb Mount Everest

13 Nov 2013 | by | Posted in: Wag Brag

Who says that Rupee is falling? This Rupee made it to Everest!!

We have been flooded with reports and news of the Rupee falling but there is another Rupee that has been scaling the heights and not just ordinary heights, it has scaled a staggering 17,000ft above sea level. Meet Rupee, the first dog to have scaled Mount Everest.

Meet Rupee the first Dog to climb Mount Everest

Rupee is a stray dog that was rescued by Joanne Lefson from the dumpster when he was a puppy. She nursed him back to health and today he is the first dog to climb the Mount Everest talk about feats. This is no less than a miracle; he could barely even walk 100meters before collapsing when this pup was rescued by Joanne.

first dog climb to mt. everest

It was not an easy ride for Rupee after being rescued he was kept on a high protein diet of boiled eggs and rice. This provided him the required strength to stand and not only stand but to weather the harsh weather and trek to the base camp of Mount Everest. He is first canine to climb to the Mount Everest base camp after trekking for 10 days with its owner Joanne, which is at a staggering height of 17,000ft above sea level.

Rupee Dog

Rupee   was found in a dumpster in Ladakh so there was never a problem with altitude with him. This mountaineer dog was just eight months old when he was adopted by Joanne. This is not the first time that Joanne has made news before this she had made headlines when she travelled around the world with Oscar a globetrotting dog, who travelled the world to raise awareness about pet adoption with Joanne. He was also a rescued dog and has featured in many books as well. He sadly passed this January in a road accident when he was hit by a truck.

Joanne and Rupee were joined by Dev Argarwel, a film maker from Mumbai who agreed to cover their journey on his camera.

Joanne feels that the highlight of the journey was when she saw Rupee enjoying in the snow, she had been worried sick on the entire trip that something might happen to him but seeing him play in the snow just made her day.

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