Have you ever heard of the saying, “The more, the merrier”? When scheduling a road trip with friends, you would want many people to tag along to improve the experience.
But what about the dog who unexpectedly tagged along with a group of Himalayan mountain climbers? Will that count as a merry trip, too?
It’s surprising. And it’s an expedition that even the climbers didn’t expect to happen.

A dog named Mera reached the top of Baruntse in Nepal without asking for assistance. She made it seem easy, but really, it was a whole 23 389-foot stretch of the Himalayan mountains.

The mountain climbers, also known as the Sherpas expedition, trained for a long time, and it took them quite some time to get the hang of climbing a mountain, especially one that’s 20,000 feet (6.1 km) high.

Mera, however, didn’t need any training. At first, the Sherpa crew didn’t think the dog would accompany them until the very peak.
However, that proved wrong until the climbers saw that Mera had some impressive climbing abilities. This is quite remarkable and overwhelming.
Despite the high altitude and cold temperature, this Tibetan mastiff and Himalayan sheepdog crossbreed survived every challenge the mountain posed.
Mera even ran on the final ridge as the group was about to reach the summit. What started as unexpected now is a first in canine history. Way to go, buddy!

The breakthrough may be a first for the beautiful and powerful breed of dogs, but this won’t certainly be the last! If one dog can do it, there’s a high probability that any other dog can do it, too.

Special thanks to our friends from The Telegraph for originally publishing the story.


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