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)