In The Press


Third Denali summit try for South Bay benefit mountaineer Mark Parella

It was carved into a desk in a junior high home economics classroom in Holden, Mass. This was 1993 and the desks were old then. It said, “Live to dream, but it is a dream to live.” Mark Parella was a seventh-grader assigned to sit in the desk that fall. Read the article

Chris Flanagan, May 12, 2022

Worcester County native to climb world’s 3rd tallest peak for cancer fundraiser

HERMOSA BEACH, CA — Mark Parella has been to the roof of the world.

On a glorious, sun-splashed spring day in the Himalayas in 2019, Mark summitted Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. “I took a second and just looked and everywhere you looked all the mountains are so far down below you. It’s just a surreal feeling and you can actually see the curvature of the earth and everything. You’re like, wow, you really are on top of the world,” he said. Read the article

RAJU SILWAL 2022 MAR 31, 2022

Joint Nepal-US mountaineering expedition

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and the United States, climbers from the two nations will hold a joint mountaineering expedition. Read the article

By THT ONLINE Mar 31, 2022

Veteran climbers announce Denali expedition to mark diamond jubilee of US-Nepal ties

A team of veteran American and Nepali mountaineers will be attempting to climb Mt Denali in Alaska to mark the 75 years of diplomatic relationship between Nepal and the USA. Read the article

Patricia Roy, June 4, 2019

Holden native scales Mt. Everest during harrowing climbing season

Mark Parella got hooked on outdoor adventure years ago when he was a member and Eagle Scout with Holden’s Boy Scout Troop No. 182. Now he’s achieved a personal adventuring goal – summiting Mount Everest. Read the article