Summarized by Mike Nielsen
Book Of Mormon Leads To Near Fatal Climb Of Mount Olympus
Salt Lake Tribune 1May00 P2
By Brian Maffly: Salt Lake Tribune
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Receiving a copy of the Book of Mormon in Boise,
Idaho, led 19-year-old Jamil Hosni on a nearly fatal trip to the top of
Mount Olympus, near Salt Lake City. His zeal and faith in "the gathering in
Zion" led him to attempt to demonstrate his devotion by treking on the
mountain without cold-weather clothing or food.
Planning to fast and read scriptures for the week preceding his baptism,
Hosni began his hike on the night of Friday, March 17. Sgt. Lane Larkin,
who led a search for Hosni, described the hike as "a rescue waiting to
happen." After three days, Hosni came down from the mountain dehydrated and
frostbitten after having lost his borrowed boots.
The article chronicles Hosni's trip up the mountain, the failed rescue, and
Hosni's baptism which followed his fortunate return off the mountain.