Corporal Franck Dupéré and Master Corporal Peter Burcew have more than 20 years of military service between them. They expected their work with the Canadian Forces to take them to places like Afghanistan, Haiti and the former-Yugoslavia. But they had no idea it would one day lead them to the 20,305 ft. summit of Island Peak, in the shadow of Mount Everest.
In this clip, MCpl Peter Burcew talks about what inspired him to accept this extraordinary mission:
"There are a lot of reasons. First of all, you're thankful, and then you think of your friends that got injured or died, and you have those names in your head. And you think they're not here physically anymore to see what we saw; the beauty of the nature, and just to be there physically. So you're trying to bring them on that journey through your heart and mind."
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