Summit County resident Patrick Sweeney bikes Mount Everest

19th September, 2015 by

By Leo Wolfson

Often, the ripest fruit in life can be some of the most difficult to acquire. Patrick Sweeney, an avid outdoorsman and former Olympic trial rower, knows about going to great lengths in pursuit of a plum goal.Despite limited mountain biking experience, the part-time Summit County local successfully rode the entire Iditarod trail in Alaska a few years back. While on this adventure, Sweeney asked his friend about the biggest untried challenge in mountain biking.“He immediately said Mount Everest — riding up to base camp,” Sweeney explained. “It was so outlandish that I fell in love with the idea immediately.”There, the …

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