Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Stray Dog Climbs 7,000-Meter Himalayan Peak.

Unaffected By Altitude

When the group reached their final day, Wargowsky explained that Mera seemed to be completely unaffected by the altitude! "I'd never been on top of something like that with a dog. She was leaning up against me and wanting to be petted. It was pretty surreal," said Wargowsky. Despite the fact that there were terrifying drop-offs and an exposed ridgeline, Mera didn't show even an ounce of fear.

Unaffected By Altitude

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Faith

It truly takes a lot of trust on Mera's part to climb a mountain the size of Baruntse with strangers.“She had a lot of faith in me and the Sherpas to help her, but she really didn’t need any help. She did everything on her own,” Wargowsky said. Mera really is one amazing canine, and Wargowsky wasn't the only one to see that.

Faith

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Weight Loss

During the expedition, Mera lost some weight. But once she reached the bottom, there was a person waiting to give her the care she needed. One of the people on the expedition couldn't say goodbye to the incredible climber, and it wasn't Wargowsky.

Weight Loss

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New Name

The expedition's base-camp manager, Kaji Sherpa, wanted to speak to Wargowsky when they reached the end of their journey. "She's special. She's coming with me," Sherpa said to Warkowsky. Sherpa renamed his new companion Baru, after Baruntse, and the two started the task of making sure that Baru gained back all of the weight that she lost on the expedition. Now, Sherpa says that Baru "is happy and well-fed." Mera, who kept up with the expedition group the entire time, became the first dog ever to make the climb!

New Name

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As amazing as Baru's story is, it seems that she isn't the only canine that enjoys strenuous human hobbies!

Who Let The Dog Out?

It was January 16, 2016, when April Hamlin of Elkmont, Alabama, let Ludivine the Bloodhound out to use the bathroom. She was supposed to just go potty, but she crawled under the fence and escaped. Apparently, Ludivine had other exciting plans.

Who Let The Dog Out?

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