The right gear, such as this $700 Patagonia shell, is key, said Chris De Beers. He is heading to Nepal to climb Mt. Everest, the only one of the 'Seven Summits' he has yet to scale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
Marco resident Christopher De Beers has set his sights high, and he is closing in on attaining his goal. The 38-year-old is systematically climbing the highest peaks on each of the world’s continents, and he has summited all of them except one.