Local Mt. Everest climbers back in US

Brandon Winchester, Jack Johnson, and Kelvin Potter at the Base of Mt. Everest - Courtesy of Winchester's Mother

CARTER COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – Three local men from Carter County are back in the United States after climbing Mt. Everest.

A family member says that Brandon Winchester, Jack Johnson, and Kelvin Potter have landed in Washington, DC and are now en route back to the Tri-Cities.

Winchester is an army veteran, Johnson owns NAPA Auto Parts in Roan Mountain, and Potter is the assistant high school principal at Cloudland High School.

On June 3rd 2016, Winchester, Johnson, and Potter made their way up Mt. Everest, but did not go all the way to the top. They did, however, make it to the base of the mountain.

After making their way back down the mountain, they became stranded at the airport because of dense fog, according to Winchester’s mother.

They eventually were able to catch a flight back home to the US.

Winchester’s mother says she’s proud of all three of them.

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