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Meet Rupee, The First Dog To Ever Climb Mount Everest

This rescue dog has accomplished more than most of us ever will.

1. This is Rupee, a mutt who owner Joanne Lefson rescued from a dump in Northern India.

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3. Rupee and Lefson traveled for ten days to reach Mount Everest’s base camp, located 17,000 ft. above sea level.

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5. The 8-month-old pup was dying of starvation and dehydration when Lefson found him. “When I saw him on that dump site he couldn’t have had more than an hour to live. He couldn’t even walk ten meters without collapsing,” she told The Daily Mail.

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7. Lefson had planned to make the Everest trip with her dog Oscar, with whom she had traveled the world, but Oscar died in January.

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9. Rupee is believed to be the first dog to ever climb Everest. But the pup also had another kind of first experience while climbing the world’s tallest mountain: Snow!

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11. Rupee may be one badass pup, but Lefson still hired a porter to carry him in case he got tired.

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13. Before the big climb, Lefson, Rupee, and filmmaker Dev Argarwel also traveled to spots like the Taj Mahal.

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15. The trio also went around Nepal, where Rupee posed with some locals.

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17. You go, Rupee!

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