Another day for Everest
OAK GLEN, CALIF. — Bronchitis and pleurisy ended Dr. Michael Andrews' bid to summit Mt. Everest this spring.
An extended stay at Everest's base camp and a retreat to lower altitudes didn't help cure his respiratory problems."I was disappointed, but didn't really have much choice about it. There's never a guarantee. Sometimes it's weather, but I never expected health to be the determining factor," says Andrews, a hobbyist climber who was featured in the March issue of DVM Newsmagazine.
While Andrews calls the Himalayan vistas breathtaking, he still is undecided if he will take another shot at Everest.