Aaron Ollivier, a Utah-based businessman, founded UA2, a company that invests in start-up businesses in the state. He also serves as CEO and president of Precision Concrete Cutting. In addition to his career, Aaron Ollivier keeps active with a number of hobbies and interests, including mountain climbing. He has climbed mountains on each of the seven continents, including in the Himalayas, home to the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest.
Mount Everest is located in the Himalayas’ Mahalangur Himal section, straddling the border of Nepal and Tibet. At a height of 29,028 feet, the mountain is as tall as nearly 20 Empire State Buildings stacked on top of each other. Tibetans and Sherpas know the mountain as Chomolungma, meaning “Mother Goddess of the Earth;” its English name was given in honor of British surveyor Sir George Everest. The first two explorers to climb to the summit of the mountain were Sir Edmond Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953, and although nearly 4,000 people have attempted to climb Everest, only 660 have succeeded. 142 people have died in the attempt.