Posted by Philip Poole on 2014-11-05

Standing at 18,200 feet, Graham Lemmond and Steven Shirley stared at the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain.

Lemmond, a 2007 journalism and mass communication graduate, and Shirley, a 2008 biology and pre-med graduate, were part of a team that went to Nepal to trek Everest.

Lemmond's wife, Andrea, is a former women's basketball coach at Samford and is now the head coach at the University of Alabama at Huntsville.

Read more about Lemmond's and Shirley's adventure in the Samford Crimson story by Rachael Headley.
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