On Saturday, Eric Arnold left The Netherlands and flew to Kathmandu, for an attempt to climb the world’s highest mountain: the Mount Everest. And, Eric is not just climbing for himself, he is also doing this to support Project MinE!
Eric Arnold is a Dutch mountaineer and has climbed many peaks over 4000 meter in the Alps such as the Eiger, Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. Expanding his horizon, Eric started climbing in the Himalayas in 2002 and got within 250 meters of the top of the Mount Everest in 2012. Eric has now left The Netherlands to go on another expedition to the Mount Everest which he hopes to summit this spring. This time he is also climbing for Project MinE. The analogy between conquering a mountain and conquering ALS is what motivates Eric. Both require many small steps, but the person that persists will reach his goal: the top of the Mount Everest or a cure for ALS. In his own way and as ambassador for Project MinE, Eric hopes to be able to contribute to ALS research and he hopes to raise awareness and as much funding as possible. For more information, please check out this video which features Eric and Project MinE initiator Robbert Jan Stuit (soon available with English subtitles as well). Would you like to help Eric in his support for Project MinE? Make a donation on this website and refer to ‘Everest’.
Eric’s expedition started on 5 April, the day he left for Kathmandu. If all goes according to plan, he’ll be back in The Netherlands by 7 June, after fulfilling his dream. Project MinE will follow Eric on his endeavour in the coming months and we will report on his progress through this website. You can also visit Eric’s own webpage for more information.