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Nerf football injury only temporary setback for Loveland adventurer

Cincinnati Enquirer logo Cincinnati Enquirer 11/14/2018 Sheila Vilvens
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After failing in his first attempt to climb Mount Everest in 2018, Loveland resident Matt Brennan sets his sites on another peak.

On Nov. 22 Brennan begins his ascent of Mount Vinson, the highest point in Antarctica. The climb is a part of his goal to climb the seven highest mountains on the world's seven continents.

So far, Brennan has summited four: Aconcagua in South America, Denali in North America, Mount Elbrus in Europe, and Kilimanjaro in Africa. Mount Vinson, Mount Everest in Asia, and Carstenz Pyramid in Australia are all that remain.

In late April of this year Brennan was ready to conquer Mount Everest. He was just seven days into his trip when he injured his leg and groin. The injury didn't occur during his climb but during a game of Nerf football with a group of Sherpas.

“I made a mistake. I wouldn’t be in this position, I’d be over there right now if it wasn’t for an errant throw, and that’s on me. That was stupid,” Brennan said in an earlier interview.

The injury forced him to abort his Everest attempt just five weeks into the climb. Brennan plans to return to Mount Everest next spring.

For his Antarctica expedition, Brennan will climb with Dave Hahn who has summited Mount Vinson 29 times.

“I had the privilege of climbing Denali with Dave in 2017,” said Brennan. “This time we will be scaling the top of the bottom of the world. Vinson is one of the most remote mountains on earth.”

Horter Investment Management is once again sponsoring Brennan.

Follow Brennan’s journey on Facebook at MattBrennanEverest.

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