Insurance institute backs Mount Everest effort

A Costa Rican, Warner Rojas, will challenge Mount Everest this month, and the Instituto Nacional de Seguros said it will sponsor him.

The national insurance company is giving money for expenses, but it also is providing a $75,000 life policy and a $15,000 accident policy. The total is about $54,000.

The Costa Rican has scaled many mountains, including 35 in this country.

The insurance institute noted that he has provided similar patronage for runner Nery Brenes and for youngsters participating in the Special Olympics.

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