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See larger 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. Above, De Beers at Mt. Aconcagua,  22,841F, Andes.

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. Above, De Beers at Mt. Aconcagua, 22,841F, Andes.

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  • 'They give you the patch before you go,' said Chris De Beers, who has it on his pack. The Marco man is heading to Nepal to climb Mt. Everest, the only one of the 'Seven Summits' he has yet to scale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Chris De Beers with his mother, Bernie Grecian. De Beers, 38, 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.
  • 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. Above, De Beers at Mt. Aconcagua,  22,841F, Andes.
  • 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.
  • 'They give you the patch before you go,' said Chris De Beers, who has it on his pack. The Marco man is heading to Nepal to climb Mt. Everest, the only one of the 'Seven Summits' he has yet to scale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • 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
  • 'They give you the patch before you go,' said Chris De Beers, who has it on his pack. The Marco man is heading to Nepal to climb Mt. Everest, the only one of the 'Seven Summits' he has yet to scale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Chris De Beers is heading to Nepal to climb Mt. Everest, the only one of the 'Seven Summits' he has yet to scale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The lamps and accessories at Shell Lighting, his parents' business, seem far removed from an Everest summit attempt. Chris De Beers is heading to Nepal to climb Mt. Everest, the only one of the 'Seven Summits' he has yet to scale. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Chris De Beers 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.

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