WKU grad climbing to new heights, wants to prove anything is possible

Published: Sep. 17, 2017 at 12:17 AM CDT
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A Western Kentucky University graduate is reaching new heights, literally, to prove anything is possible with some will power.

Dustin Bray grew up near the mountains of Appalachia, where he learned to love nature.

After moving away, eventually finding his way to WKU, then away again, Bray has fond another connection to nature.

Bray was celebrating his 30th birthday this July, when he made it to the summit of Mt. Rainier, the 4th tallest mountain in the mainland United States.

He says it took a lot of preparation, both physically and mentally.

"It's not just a physical battle, it's a mental battle too," he says "It's like, how much can you grind out. You know it's so easy to quit. We're all trying to metaphorically climb our own mountains. We've got our own challenges. You put your mind to it, you can get past that."

Bray has also had the privilege of reaching the summit of Mt. St. Helens and Middle Sister Mountain in Oregon.

He now lives in Philadelphia, PA with his wife.