You don't have to head to Everest to climb mountains. Sometimes, you have to go to Minnesota.
David Lein, a Colorado Springs mountaineer who will leave for Everest on Saturday, proudly lists a Midwestern peak on his climbing resume. Included with his list of successful climbs on five of the seven summits of the world (Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, McKinley, Vinson and Elbrus), is a smaller, but still significant, accomplishment -
Eagle Mountain in (2,301 ft.), Minnesota.
At 2,301 feet, Eagle Mountain is a distinguished spot: the highest point in that state.