Admiral Byrd named a mountain in Antarctica after Norman.
He had always dreamed of climbing his 10,302' namesake. In
December of 1994, at the age of 88, he did just that after
many trials, tribulations and setbacks, setting foot on the
summit 3 days before his 89th birthday! National Geographic
was there and captured the 2-year expedition on film, "Height
of Courage, the Norman Vaughan Story".
Now he has another dream that keeps him going and inspires
others: to return to Mount Vaughan for his 100th birthday!
Sitting on a specially designed sled, six guides using a pulley
system will haul him to the top of Mount Vaughan on December
19, 2005. Never having had a drink in his life, Norman will
have his first drink of Champagne at the top!
His mission is to set the bar high to inspire young and
old to dream big and dare to fail and to capture the
imagination of both to learn about the Polar Regions that
have been his lifeblood.