Lance Fox, DVM, is en route to the world’s highest summit and shares his adventure online.

Self-proclaimed flatlander, Lance Fox, DVM, a technical service veterinarian for Alpharma Inc., Animal Health Division, set out March 25, to conquer the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest.

His journey, to date, has taken him from Appleton, Wis., to Kathmandu, Nepal, followed by an eight-day trek to the remote Mount Everest base camp. Since arriving at base camp April 10, Fox has been climbing up and down Mount Everest’s flanks to get acclimated to the thinner air. He and teammates are preparing for a final ascent to Mount Everest’s peak at an altitude of 8,850 meters in late May.

“I climb for myself and for my children,” writes Fox on his blog before leaving on his journey. “I want them to realize that if you dream it, if you put your mind to it, and if you work hard, you can accomplish anything in life.”

While the summit of Mount Everest is the target, Fox has many goals during his journey. He intends to carry his sponsor’s logo (Alpharma Inc.) with him to the summit. As a veterinarian and technical service manager, Fox also seeks to promote the health and well-being of cattle around the world. During his adventure, Fox will provide veterinary services by deworming the yaks used to carry gear and supplies during the long treks to the base camp. Deworming the yaks is being made possible by the donation of Safe-Guard from Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health.

Last, but not least, Fox plans to release some of his father's ashes at the top of the world. Thanks to satellite uplinks, you can see regular updates from Fox, including pictures and short videos. Catch up on his journey to date, and be sure to check out the post on the “Happy Yaks” from April 28. You can also get email updates whenever new blog posts are available. Follow the adventures of Dr. Fox through his blog,