Alice Cooper Guitar Summits Everest

A guitar autographed by Alice Cooper has reached the summit of Mt. Everest. The instrument was packed by firefighter and wilderness guide Todd Pendleton, who made the harrowing climb to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Pendleton set out with a goal of raising $25,000 for the society and reached $18,000 before even finishing the climb. The signed Fender guitar will also be auctioned to benefit the fundraising effort.

After completing the trek, he hit Facebook to say he was both thrilled and relieved:

"It's hard to put into words how difficult the journey has been. Death was palpable every time we put our crampons on. You had to focus on what you were doing, not what could happen, but it was always in the back of your mind. I haven't been able to put into words what happened on summit day yet, but it tested my soul. It was terrifying and beautiful. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone though."

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