Monday, May 08, 2006

Climber turns back on Everest

While local resident David Lien is believed to still be acclimating for a summit bid on Everest, The Associated Press reports that a Steamboat Springs man has abandoned his attempt after experiencing chest pain at about 22,000 feet.

Matt Tredway turned back late last week and had returned to Katmandu, Nepal, by the weekend, according to his posting on the Web site of Team No Limits, his climbing group.

Tredway, a teacher at Steamboat Middle School, did not suffer a heart attack or any other heart damage, wife Dana Tredway told the AP.

On the Web site, Matt Tredway said turning back was a “bitter disappointment” but the right decision. Two Sherpa climbers helping Team No Limits were among three Sherpas killed April 21 when ice crashed down on them, the team reported on its Web site.

(posted by editor Dena)

1 comment:

Alyson Wilson said...

I can't imagine how crushing turning around on the climb of a lifetime would be. And it's interesting to note the sherpas that were along with him. Certainly, they know the folly of continuing on a climb when one shouldn't. Great job on your blog, by the way. It's good to know a place to discover breaking outdoor stories. I just found it while I was surfing at work (I'm the content editor for a soon-to-be-launched Web site called thisnext.com, by the way).